pel'vic gir'dle

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. under pelvis. Also called pel'vic arch'.

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