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hindpelvis

Pronunciation: hind-pel'vis

Definition: The portion of the pelvis (pelvic cavity) located posterior to a line defining the maximum transverse diameter of the superior pelvic aperture (inlet); most often the hindpelvis has a smaller capacity than the forepelvis, being much smaller in an android pelvis, and is more variable in shape due to variation in the prominence of the sacral vertebral bodies.

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