pelvic arch

pelvic arch
noun
the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
Syn: ↑pelvis, ↑pelvic girdle, ↑hip
Derivationally related forms: ↑pelvic (for: ↑pelvis)
Hypernyms: ↑girdle
Part Holonyms: ↑appendicular skeleton
Part Meronyms:

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noun

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pelvic girdle or pelvic arch noun
The posterior limb-girdle of vertebrates, with which the hind-limbs articulate, consisting of the haunch-bones (ilium, pubis and ischium united), which articulate with the sacrum
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Main Entry:pelvis

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pelvic arch or pelvic girdle,
the bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hindlimbs of vertebrates, in man formed by the innominate bones and the sacrum: »

Each side of the pelvic girdle consists of an ilium, ischium, and pubis (A. Franklin Shull).


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  • Pelvic arch — Pelvic Pel vic, a. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis. [1913 Webster] {Pelvic arch}, or {Pelvic girdle} (Anat.), the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the hind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pelvic — Pel vic, a. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis. [1913 Webster] {Pelvic arch}, or {Pelvic girdle} (Anat.), the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the hind limbs are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelvic girdle — Pelvic Pel vic, a. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis. [1913 Webster] {Pelvic arch}, or {Pelvic girdle} (Anat.), the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the hind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pelvic girdle — 1. (in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts. 2. (in humans) the arch formed by the ilium, ischium, and pubis. See illus. under pelvis. Also called pelvic arch. [1885 90] * * * ▪ anatomy also… …   Universalium

  • pelvic girdle — noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑pelvis, ↑pelvic arch, ↑hip • Derivationally related forms: ↑pelvic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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