pelvis

Part of speech: noun

The bony structure at the base of the abdomen.

Part of speech: adjective

Pelvic.

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Usage examples "pelvis":

  1. The force may act in the transverse axis of the pelvis, or in its antero- posterior axis. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. The bones found were the pelvis- that is, the two hip- bones- and six vertebrae, or joints of the backbone. - "The Eye of Osiris", R. Austin Freeman.
  3. The pelvis would have had to be made broader, the spine peculiarly curved and the head fixed in an altered position, and all these changes have been attained by man. - "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)", Charles Darwin.