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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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