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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates;
[syn: pelvis, pelvic girdle, pelvic arch, hip]

2. a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter;
[syn: pelvis, renal pelvis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pelvis \Pel"vis\, n. [L., a basin, laver; cf. Gr. ?, ?, bowl.] 1. (Anat.) The pelvic arch, or the pelvic arch together with the sacrum. See Pelvic arch, under Pelvic, and Sacrum. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The calyx of a crinoid. [1913 Webster] Pelvis of the kidney (Anat.), the basinlike cavity into which the ureter expands as it joins the kidney. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pelvis n 1: the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates [syn: pelvis, pelvic girdle, pelvic arch, hip] 2: a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter [syn: pelvis, renal pelvis]