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(in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts.
(in humans) the arch formed by the ilium, ischium, and pubis.
the skeletal structure to which the lower limbs in man, and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates, are attached

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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