n.pl. pel·vis·es or pel·ves(-vez)
1. A basin-shaped structure of the skeleton of many vertebrates, composed in humans of the hipbones on the sides, the pubis in front, and the sacrum and coccyx behind, that rests on the lower limbs and supports the spinal column.
2. The cavity formed by this structure.
3. See renal pelvis.
(click for a larger image)pelvis
anterior view of an adult male human pelvis
E. pubic symphysis
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