pelvic girdle(redirected from Hip girdle)
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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.
the right and left hip bones, joined anteriorly at the pubic symphysis and at the sacrum posteriorly, by which the appendicular skeleton of the free lower limbs is attached to the axial skeleton, which in so doing forms a bony ring.
A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins. Also called pelvic arch.
pelvic girdleThe part of the skeleton to which the lower extremities are attached. Cf Shoulder girdle.
pel·vic gir·dle(pel'vik gĭr'dĕl) [TA]
The bony ring formed by the hip bones and the sacrum, to which the lower limbs are attached.