pelvis

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pelvis \Pel"vis\, noun [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 {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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pelvis

noun

1: 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}, {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: {pelvis}, {renal pelvis}]


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