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Pronunciation: for'pel-vis

Definition: The portion of the pelvis (pelvic cavity) located anterior to a line defining the maximum transverse diameter of the superior pelvic aperture (inlet); the forepelvis most often has a larger capacity than the hindpelvis and varies less in shape.

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