Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Pelvic Dimorphism

Condition found in humans in which the male and female pelves are substantially different to the point that they can be used to determine the sex of a skeleton. This sexual dimorphism does not occur until puberty, during which time the female pelvis changes. The reason for the differences involve evolutionary compromises with bipedalism and large-brained neonates.

See sexing, skeletal.

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