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pelvic girdle


Definition: the right and left hip bones, joined anteriorly at the pubic symphysis and at the sacrum posteriorly, by which the appendicular skeleton of the free lower limbs is attached to the axial skeleton, which in so doing forms a bony ring.

Synonym(s): cingulum pelviciTA, cingulum membri inferioris

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