ETYM Latin, a basin, laver.
1. A structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter; SYN. renal pelvis.
2. The structure supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates; SYN. pelvic girdle, pelvic arch, hip.
Bony structure forming frame of abdominal cavity.
In vertebrates, the lower area of the abdomen featuring the bones and muscles used to move the legs or hindlimbs. The pelvic girdle is a set of bones that allows movement of the legs in relation to the rest of the body and provides sites for the attachment of relevant muscles.