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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.
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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]
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girdle

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

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

a bony structure to which the limbs of vertebrates are attached. See PECTORAL GIRDLE, PELVIC GIRDLE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

gir·dle

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