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English noun: pelvis

1. pelvis (body) the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates


Synonymship, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle


Broader (hypernym)girdle


Part holonymarticulatio coxae, coccyx, coxa, hip, hip joint, hipbone, ilium, innominate bone, ischial bone, ischium, os ischii, os pubis, pubic bone, pubis, sacrum, tail bone


Part meronymappendicular skeleton

2. pelvis (body) a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter


Synonymsrenal pelvis


Broader (hypernym)bodily cavity, cavity, cavum


Part meronymkidney









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