from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Measurement of the dimensions and capacity of the pelvis, especially of the adult female pelvis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The assessment of the female pelvis in relation to the birth of a baby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The measurement of the pelvis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The method or practice of measuring the pelvis; measurement of the pelvis, especially for obstetrical purposes.
  • n. In zoology, the determination of the form of the pelvis by means of measurement.

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

  • n. measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)


pelvis + -metry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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