from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See pelvic girdle.
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- n. The pelvis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the hind limbs are articulated. When fully ossified, the arch usually consists of three principal bones on each side, the ilium, ischium, and pubis, which are often closely united in the adult, forming the innominate bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
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