pelvic floor

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pelvic floor
 
n
the muscular area in the lower part of the abdomen, attached to the pelvis

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Main Entry:  pelvic floor
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a muscular partition at the base of the abdomen, attached to the pelvis; also called pelvic diaphragm
Example:  The pelvic floor provides support for the bladder, intestines, the uterus (in females), and in maintenance of continence as part of the urinary and anal sphincters.
Etymology:  1879
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