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The ___ attaches to the pelvic girdle.

  1. a. radius
  2. b. sternum
  3. c. femur
  4. d. tibia

Summary Introduction

Introduction: A basin-shaped structure known as pelvic girdle functions to join the trunk of the legs and it helps to support the urinary bladder, intestines and the interior sex organs. It also contains bones of two hips, coccyx and sacrum.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

The strongest and the largest bone that are present in the human thigh are called as femur. It extends from the hip to the knees and the pelvic girdle functions to attach the femur.

The femur is a long bone that is mainly classified into two types. They are spongy bone and compact bone.

Option c. is given as “femur”.

The pelvic girdle functions to attach the femur.

Hence, the correct answer is option c.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “radius”.

Radial bone or radius is a long bone and it is one of the two bones present in the forearm...

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