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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: The basinlike cavity in the lower part of the trunk of many vertebrates, formed in humans by the innominate bones, sacrum, etc.

Usage examples (19)
  • The differences in the pelves (the plural of pelvis is pelves) of the male and female become fully marked at puberty, but they are present as early as the fourth...
  • The meat-bearing parts of the fore - and hind legs (represented by scapulae, humeri, radii, ulnae, pelves, femora and tibiae) and the axial skeleton (vertebrae and ribs)...
  • Not bad for the average visitor, but there are some rather annoying (Chinese Velociraptor specimens are said to be found in Liaoning rather than in Inner Mongolia) to laughably...
  • The sensation was distinct in each, except where the pelves joined. for more
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