Definitions

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

  • noun A basin-shaped structure of the skeleton of many vertebrates, composed in humans of the hipbones on the sides, the pubis in front, and the sacrum and coccyx behind, that rests on the lower limbs and supports the spinal column.
  • noun The cavity formed by this structure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bony basin forming the most inferior of posterior one of the three great cavities—thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic—of the trunk of most terrestrial vertebrates.
  • noun Hence Some pelviform structure or cuplike part.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of mollusks.

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

  • noun (Anat.) The pelvic arch, or the pelvic arch together with the sacrum. See Pelvic arch, under pelvic, and sacrum.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The calyx of a crinoid.
  • noun (Anat.) the basinlike cavity into which the ureter expands as it joins the kidney.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy The large compound bone structure at the base of the spine that supports the legs. It consists of hip bone, sacrum and coccyx.
  • noun anatomy A funnel-shaped cavity, especially such a cavity in the kidney into which urine passes towards the ureter

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

  • noun a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

Etymologies

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

[Latin pēlvis, basin.]

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From Latin pelvis ("basin"), from Old Latin peluis ("basin"), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (“container”). Compare Sanskrit palavi (container), Greek πήληξ (pēlēx, "helmet").

Examples

  • In advanced cases the pelvis becomes obliquely contracted -- a deformity known as the _scoliotic pelvis_.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • My pelvis is giving me so much pain, I had physio before and it did nothing, painkillers take the edge off and then I end up in excruciating pain from overdoing it.

    Dragging myself up…

  • A picture of the chest, abdomen and/or pelvis is taken to look for the spread/extent of disease.

    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Because my misaligned pelvis is spreading about as gracefully as a giraffe on ice skates, I hurt a lot.

    2008 January « A Bird’s Nest

  • Because my misaligned pelvis is spreading about as gracefully as a giraffe on ice skates, I hurt a lot.

    I’ve got the full-of-baby whines « A Bird’s Nest

  • The change of angle means that his pelvis is grinding directly against her clitoris, and somehow he is managing to hit her g-spot inside as well.

    Andromeda Rising Chapter 1A

  • She gives him tiny, cat-like flicks as she explores his teeth and when the tip brushes the roof of his mouth his pelvis is suddenly pushing strongly into her, his erection hard and full against her.

    Fic Update

  • Your pelvis is a powerful base of support; honoring this space will increase its capacity to support you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

    Wild Feminine

  • Your pelvis is a powerful base of support; honoring this space will increase its capacity to support you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

    Wild Feminine

  • Leveling your pelvis is a great exercise for those of you with lower back problems because it strengthens your abs while relaxing your back muscles.

    ChiRunning

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