pelvic girdle

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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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pel·vic gir·dle

[TA]
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.
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pelvic girdle

n.
A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins. Also called pelvic arch.
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pelvic girdle

The part of the skeleton to which the lower extremities are attached. Cf Shoulder girdle.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pelvic girdle

The ring of bones at the lower end of the spine with which the legs articulate. Compare shoulder girdle. See also PELVIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Fig. 248 Pelvic girdle . Anterior view of pelvic girdle in humans.

pelvic girdle

or

hip girdle

the skeletal support for the posterior limbs of vertebrates that transmits the power in locomotion from the hind limbs to the body.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005