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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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

girdle

The ring of bones at either the shoulder (shoulder girdle) or the pelvis (pelvic girdle) that, respectively, support the arms and the legs.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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] .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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