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pelvismore about pelvis


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pelvis  \Pel"vis\,  n.  [L.,  a  basin,  laver;  cf  Gr  ?,  ?,  bowl.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  pelvic  arch,  or  the  pelvic  arch  together  with 
  the  sacrum.  See  {Pelvic  arch},  under  {Pelvic},  and 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  calyx  of  a  crinoid. 
  {Pelvis  of  the  kidney}  (Anat.),  the  basinlike  cavity  into 
  which  the  ureter  expands  as  it  joins  the  kidney. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  structure  supporting  the  lower  limbs  in  humans  and  the 
  hind  limbs  or  corresponding  parts  in  other  vertebrates 
  [syn:  {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  [syn:  {renal  pelvis}] 

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