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Noun: pelvis (pelvises,pelves)  pel-vis
  1. The structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    - pelvic girdle, pelvic arch, hip
  2. A structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
    - renal pelvis

Derived forms: pelvises, pelves

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum, girdle

Part of: appendicular skeleton, kidney

Encyclopedia: Pelvis