Definition of Pelvic cavity

1. Noun. The space bounded by the bones of the pelvis and containing the pelvic viscera.

Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum

Medical Definition of Pelvic cavity

1. The space bounded at the sides by the bones of the pelvis, above by the superior aperture of the pelvis, and below by the pelvic diaphragm; it contains the pelvic viscera. Synonym: cavitas pelvis, cavum pelvis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelvic Cavity

pelvic abscess
pelvic arch
pelvic axis
pelvic canal
pelvic cavity (current term)
pelvic cellulitis
pelvic diaphragm
pelvic direction
pelvic exenteration
pelvic fascia
pelvic fin
pelvic fins
pelvic floor
pelvic floors
pelvic ganglia
pelvic girdle
pelvic girdles
pelvic haematocele

Literary usage of Pelvic cavity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"They have determined the existence of a true pelvic cavity in the common porpoise. This cavity corresponds to five pras-candal vertebra, and its anterior ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1902)
"In such a body, with the bladder and rectum empty, the peritoneum lining the pelvic cavity is arranged in the form of three great primary fossae—an anterior ..."

3. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children (1916)
"... which latter thus forms the posterior instead of the upper ill of the pelvic cavity, altering the direction of the sacro-uterine ligaments— or ..."

4. The Principles and practice of obstetrics by Gunning S. Bedford (1869)
"In the pelvic cavity at any point between the two straits. 3. At the superior strait. 4. After the trunk of the child has been delivered, ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"Some pelvic exudations extend not only down into the pelvic cavity (I have seen them in the recto-vaginal septum nearly down to the perineum), but also work ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"VEINS OF THE CAUDAL REGION AND OF THE pelvic cavity The vena iliaca interna ... The vena iliaca interna collects most of the blood from the pelvic cavity, ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1893)
"... be quite favourable, the head ought never to be allowed to remain arrested in the. pelvic cavity for more than two hours without applying the forceps. ..."

8. Gynæcology for Students & Practitioners by Thomas Watts Eden (1920)
"... GENITAL ORGANS GENERAL ANATOMY OF THE FEMALE pelvic cavity THE true pelvic cavity forms the lowest part of the general abdominal or peritoneal cavity, ..."

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