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pelvic girdle

noun
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.
Also called pelvic arch.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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pelvic girdle

noun
1.
the skeletal structure to which the lower limbs in man, and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates, are attached
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pelvic girdle n.
A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins. Also called pelvic arch.

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