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Definitions of pelvis:

part of speech: noun

Bony structure immediately below abdomen.

part of speech: noun

1. The massive cup- shaped ring of bone, with its ligaments, at the lower end of the trunk, formed of the innominate bone or os coxae ( the public bone, ilium, and ischium) on either side and in front, and the fifth lumbar vertebra, sacrum, and coccyx posteriorly. 2. Any basin- like or cup- shaped cavity, as the pelvis of the kidney.

Usage examples for pelvis:

  • As a rule, more than one part of the pelvis is broken, the situation of the lesions varying in different cases. "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  • This membrane is then to be gently raised by the fingers, from off the iliacus and psoas muscles as far inwards as the margin of the true pelvis where the artery lies. "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise

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Prone to walk about, noting certain cases of typhoid or other fever, in which the patient does not take to the bed. ...

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