pelvic girdlemedical dictionary

The bony ring formed by the hip bones and the sacrum, to which the lower limbs are attached.

Synonyms: cingulum membri inferioris.

Shoulder girdle, the bony ring, incomplete behind, that serves for the attachment and support of the upper limbs. It is formed by the manubrium sterni, the clavicles, and the scapulae.

Synonyms: cingulum membri superioris, pectoral girdle, thoracic girdle.

(05 Mar 2000)