The bony ring formed by the hip bones and the sacrum, to which the lower limbs are attached.
Synonym: 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.
Synonym: cingulum membri superioris, pectoral girdle, thoracic girdle.
The structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates.The skeletal structure of the hip area connecting the torso to the lower limbs of vertebrates.