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girdle

 [ger´d'l]
an encircling or confining structure.
pectoral girdle shoulder girdle.
pelvic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle (thoracic girdle) the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

gir·dle

(ger'dĕl), [TA]
A belt; a zone. Any structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum (1) [TA]
[A.S. gyrdel]

girdle

/gir·dle/ (gir´d'l) cingulum; an encircling structure or part; anything encircling a body.
pectoral girdle  shoulder g.
pelvic girdle  the encircling bony structure supporting the lower limbs.
shoulder girdle , thoracic girdle the encircling bony structure supporting the upper limbs.

girdle

(gûr′dl)
n.
Anatomy The pelvic or pectoral girdle.

girdle

[gur′dəl]
any curved or circular structure, such as the hipline formed by the bones and related tissues of the pelvis.

gir·dle

(gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
A belt; a zone. A structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum (1) [TA] .

girdle

The ring of bones at either the shoulder (shoulder girdle) or the pelvis (pelvic girdle) that, respectively, support the arms and the legs.

girdle

a bony structure to which the limbs of vertebrates are attached. See PECTORAL GIRDLE, PELVIC GIRDLE.

gir·dle

(gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
Any structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
Synonym(s): cingulum [TA] .

girdle

an encircling or confining structure.

pelvic girdle
see pelvic girdle.
shoulder girdle
the incomplete bony ring made up of the scapulae, clavicles and coracoids (when present) sometimes incorporating the manubrium of the sternum. Called also pectoral or thoracic girdle.
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In dorsal view, the pectoral girdle has three more elements: the propterygium, mesopterygium and metapterygium, the more variable of which is the mesopterygium articulating the other two.
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Despite the general recommendation for bed rest in the lateral decubitus position and use of a pelvic girdle for SPD, some women were allowed to be mobile on the 1st day after labor, depending on their symptoms [4,7,13,20,23], and use of a pelvic girdle was discouraged for some women [3,23-25,27].
Riddell imports jerseys, pants and girdles to be worn with protective pads during football games, though none of that merchandise contains the protective pads during the importing process (Riddell, 2014).
Since chronic elevation and rounding of the shoulder girdle is a frequent misalignment, this statement has merit; however, it is not universally appropriate for all students.
Notes on Cerambycidae co-inhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
8) On the symbolism of ecclesiastical girdles, see Catholic Encyclopedia, "Vestments" and "Popular Devotions"; and references and discussion in Lawrence Besserman, "Gawain's Green Girdle," Annuale Medieval 22 (1982): 87-90.
Notes on Cerambycidae coinhabiting girdles of Oncideres pustulata LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
The pelvic girdle is made up of three major joints: The two 'sacroiliac joints' formed by the base of the spine and the iliac bones of the pelvis, and the 'symphysis pubis' which is found at the front and centre of the pelvic ring.
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