Pel·vic a. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis.
Pelvic arch, or Pelvic girdle Anat., the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the hind limbs are articulated. When fully ossified, the arch usually consists of three principal bones on each side, the ilium, ischium, and pubis, which are often closely united in the adult, forming the innominate bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate.
1. Anat. The pelvic arch, or the pelvic arch together with the sacrum. See Pelvic arch, under Pelvic, and Sacrum.
2. Zool. The calyx of a crinoid.
Pelvis of the kidney Anat., the basinlike cavity into which the ureter expands as it joins the kidney.
n : the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the
lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding
parts in other vertebrates [syn: pelvis, pelvic girdle,