pelvic girdle

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pelvic girdle

[′pel·vik ¦gərd·əl]
(anatomy)
The system of bones supporting the lower limbs, or the hindlimbs, of vertebrates.
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It was hypothesised that passing accuracy may be related to the upper body kinematics of the players, specifically the rotations of the torso and pelvic girdles along with additional contributions from the arms.
While 50 bp is a smaller size difference than that observed in stick-lebacks, this pattern is consistent with the hypothesis that pel deletions may explain the loss of pelvic girdles in empetrichthyines.
During the 8,500-year period when the sticklebacks were losing their pelvic girdles, about 75 percent of the fish fossils with pelvic spines--precisely the percentage expected in a population with such a recessive gene--had larger remnants on the left sides of their bodies.