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Pelvis: Medical Term

The pelvis is formed by the two hip bones, which are attached to the sacrum.

pelvis The large basin or cup-shaped ring of bone at the base of the spinal column. Sometimes referred to as the pelvic girdle. Consists of 2 bones, each of which is composed of 3 fused bones: the pubis, ischium and ilium
pelvic Pertaining to the pelvis or pelvic bone
ilium The superior most (uppermost) bone of each pelvic bone. The widest of the 3 fused bones of the hip bone
ischium The inferoposterior bone of each of the pelvic or hip bones
pubis The inferoanterior bone of each of the hip bones. (pubic bones)
symphysis pubis The cartilaginous joint formed by the union of the 2 pubic bones at the midline
Created by: lorriej