The main difference between Pelvis and Hip is that the Pelvis is a lower part of the trunk of the human body between the abdomen and the thighs (sometimes also called pelvic region of the trunk and Hip is a anatomical region.
The pelvis (plural pelves or pelvises) is either the lower part of the trunk of the human body between the abdomen and the thighs (sometimes also called pelvic region of the trunk) or the skeleton embedded in it (sometimes also called bony pelvis, or pelvic skeleton).
The pelvic region of the trunk includes the bony pelvis, the pelvic cavity (the space enclosed by the bony pelvis), the pelvic floor, below the pelvic cavity, and the perineum, below the pelvic floor. The pelvic skeleton is formed in the area of the back, by the sacrum and the coccyx and anteriorly and to the left and right sides, by a pair of hip bones.
The two hip bones connect the spine with the lower limbs. They are attached to the sacrum posteriorly, connected to each other anteriorly, and joined with the two femurs at the hip joints. The gap enclosed by the bony pelvis, called the pelvic cavity, is the section of the body underneath the abdomen and mainly consists of the reproductive organs (sex organs) and the rectum, while the pelvic floor at the base of the cavity assists in supporting the organs of the abdomen.
In mammals, the bony pelvis has a gap in the middle, significantly larger in females than in males. Their young pass through this gap when they are born.
In vertebrate anatomy, hip (or “coxa” in medical terminology) refers to either an anatomical region or a joint.
The hip region is located lateral and anterior to the gluteal region (i.e., the buttock), inferior to the iliac crest, and overlying the greater trochanter of the femur, or “thigh bone”. In adults, three of the bones of the pelvis have fused into the hip bone or acetabulum which forms part of the hip region.
The hip joint, scientifically referred to as the acetabulofemoral joint (art. coxae), is the joint between the femur and acetabulum of the pelvis and its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures. The hip joints have very important roles in retaining balance, and for maintaining the pelvic inclination angle.
Pain of the hip may be the result of numerous causes, including nervous, osteoarthritic, infectious, trauma-related, and genetic.
The large compound bone structure at the base of the spine that supports the legs. It consists of hip bone, sacrum and coccyx.
A funnel-shaped cavity, especially such a cavity in the kidney into which urine passes towards the ureter
The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.
The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.
A drug addict, especially someone addicted to a narcotic like heroin.
The fruit of a rose.
To use one’s hips to bump into someone.
To throw (one’s adversary) over one’s hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock).
To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.
To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
To inform, to make knowledgeable.
Aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy. from early 20th c., popularized in 1960s
the large bony frame near the base of the spine to which the hindlimbs or legs are attached in humans and many other vertebrates.
the part of the abdomen including or enclosed by the pelvis.
(formerly in the UK) a set of information about a house or flat that a seller must provide to a potential buyer.
aware of or informed about
“he’s trying to show how hip he is to Americana”
used to introduce a communal cheer
“hip hip hooray!”