Definition of Pelvic girdle
1. Noun. The structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates.
Terms within: Coccyx, Tail Bone, Hipbone, Innominate Bone, Ilium, Ischial Bone, Ischium, Os Ischii, Os Pubis, Pubic Bone, Pubis, Sacrum, Articulatio Coxae, Coxa, Hip, Hip Joint
Generic synonyms: Girdle
Group relationships: Appendicular Skeleton
Derivative terms: Pelvic
Definition of Pelvic girdle
1. Noun. The pelvis. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Pelvic girdle
1. The bony ring formed by the hip bones and the sacrum, to which the lower limbs are attached. Synonym: cingulum membri inferioris. Shoulder girdle, the bony ring, incomplete behind, that serves for the attachment and support of the upper limbs. It is formed by the manubrium sterni, the clavicles, and the scapulae. Synonym: cingulum membri superioris, pectoral girdle, thoracic girdle. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Pelvic girdle
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"Study of the plexi in a series of specimens shows: (a) that the position of the brachial plexus does not vary with displacement of pelvic girdle, ..."
2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1883)
".-•it —n Explanation of figure*. Fig. 1. pelvic girdle of ... Fig. 2. pelvic girdle of young Chick. Fig. 8. pelvic girdle of ..."
3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The pelvic girdle is formed by the innominate bones, and is completed in front ... The pelvic girdle, therefore, presents, with the sacrum, a complete ring, ..."
4. An Introduction to the Osteology of the Mammalia by William Henry Flower (1885)
"THE pelvic girdle. THE posterior limb consists of a pelvic girdle and three ... The pelvic girdle is present in some form in all Mammals, though in the ..."
5. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"pelvic girdle.—Of the many innominate bones in the collection all are to some extent abraded on their epiphysial borders, but several of them are ..."
6. A Laboratory Manual of Anthropometry by Harris Hawthorne Wilder (1920)
"V. THE PELVIC SKELETON, INCLUDING HIP-GIRDLE AND SACRUM pelvic girdle Next to the skull the pelvic girdle, including the sacrum and the ossa coxae ..."
7. A Laboratory Manual of Anthropometry by Harris Hawthorne Wilder (1920)
"V. THE PELVIC SKELETON, INCLUDING HIP-GIRDLE AND SACRUM pelvic girdle t Next to the skull the pelvic girdle, including the sacrum and the ossa coxae ..."