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having a broad pelvis.
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Having a broad pelvis, with an index below 90°. See: platypellic pelvis.
Synonym(s): platypelloid
[platy- + G. pellis, bowl (pelvis)]
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There were a number of women with characteristics of android or platypelloid pelves--not considered ideally suited to giving birth.