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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, in, near, or relating to the pelvis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the pelvis: as, pelvic bones, those composing the pelvis; pelvic viscera, those contained in the pelvis; the pelvic inlet or outlet; the pelvic cavity; pelvic measurement
  • Of the true pelvis: Anteropos-tirior diameter of the brim. Same as conjugate diameter of the brim. Anteroposterior diameter of the outlet, the distance between the tip of the coccyx and the lower border of the symphysis pubis. Bis-iliac diameter, the transverse diameter of the brim. Bis-ischiatic diameter, the transverse diameter of the outlet. Coccypubal diameter. Same as anteroposterior diameter of the outlet. Conjugate diameter of the brim. (α) In anatomy, the distance between the sacral promontory and the upper margin of the symphysis pubis. (β) In obstetrics, the least distance between the sacral promontory and the symphysis pubis, measured to a point on the symphysis about two fifths of an inch below the upper margin. Conjugate diameter of the cavity, the anteroposterior diameter, measured from the suture between the second and third sacral vertebræ to the middle of the symphysis pubis. Conjugate diameter of the outlet. (α) The distane between the tip of the coccyx and the inferior margin of the symphysis pubis. (β) The distance between the sacrococcygeal articulation and the inferior margin of the symphysis pubis. Diagonal conjugate diameter of the cavity, the distance between the sub-pubic ligament and the sacral promontory, measured in the living. (10) Normal conjugate diameter of the cavity, the anteroposterior diameter between the concavity of the third sacral vertebra and the upper margin of the sumphysis pubis. (11) Oblique diameter of the brim, the distance between the iliopectineal eminence and the sacro-iliac synchondrosis of the opposite side. (12) Oblique diameter of the outlet, the distance from the middle of the great sacrosciatic ligament to the point of union between the opposite rami of pubis and ischium. (13) Sacrocotyloidean diameter, the distance between the sacral promontory and the posterior part of the cotyloidean cavity. (14) Transverse diameter of the brim, the greatest diameter measured from side to side. (15) Transverse diameter of the cavity, the distance between the points of the inner surface of the os innominatum opposite the middle of the acetabula. (16) Transverse diameter of the outlet, the distance between the tuberosities of the ischium. (17) True conjugate diameter of the brim. Same as 6 (β), above.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis.
  • adjective (Anat.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to the pelvis

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Examples

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  • Usually Maynard appears in concerts in an orange full-body jump suit with a scarf around his neck, and he jumps to center stage displaying an innovation that he introduced into the musical world which he calls the pelvic thrust.

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  • Then a woman may begin to experience the more severe pelvic symptoms like pain, organ prolapse, or urine leakage that result from these long-term pelvic imbalances.

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  • Then a woman may begin to experience the more severe pelvic symptoms like pain, organ prolapse, or urine leakage that result from these long-term pelvic imbalances.

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  • Dogged by a long-term pelvic injury, the 36-year-old South African had not been named in Warwickshire's four-day team since last August and his 2011 entrance could not have been more dramatic.

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  • Plagued by long-term pelvic and ankle problems the full-back was unable to convince Smith of his worth when returning to full fitness and has spent the best part of 18 months languishing in the reserves.

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