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[pel-vik] /ˈpɛl vɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the pelvis.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; pelv(is) + -ic
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  • pelvic bones and vertebral columns spill out of labeled cardboard boxes.
  • Symptoms include pelvic pain, blood in the urine and needing to pee hundreds of times a day.
  • Many species have enlarged pelvic fins as well and are known as four-winged flying fish.
  • Flying fish rely on a similar flow of accelerated air from their pectoral fins to provide lift to their smaller pelvic fins.
  • The pelvic thrusting motion needed to keep one's balance elicited endless giggles among our group.
  • The members of the flying fish family soar above the waves on unusually large pectoral and pelvic fins, which act as wings.
  • Out came the vertebrae, pelvic bones, and-one by one-a series of ribs deeply embedded in the cliff side.
  • After undergoing surgery to remove a growth from his right pelvic area, doctors discovered additional growths in his liver.
  • Other common reasons for hysterectomy include endometriosis, or growth of tissue outside the uterus, and pelvic pain.
  • Sometimes, a surgery is performed to extract liquid marrow from the back of the donor's pelvic bone instead.
British Dictionary definitions for pelvic

pelvic

/ˈpɛlvɪk/
adjective
1.
of, near, or relating to the pelvis
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Word Origin and History for pelvic
adj.

1830, irregularly formed from pelvis + -ic. OED prefers "the better-formed" French pelvien.

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pelvic in Medicine

pelvic pel·vic (pěl'vĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the pelvis.

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