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Meaning of pelvic girdle

pel'vic gir'dle

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  1. (in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts.
  2. (in humans) the arch formed by the ilium, ischium, and pubis. See illus. underAlso called
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