Pubic arch


Pubic arch

Infobox Bone
Name = Pubic arch
Latin = a. pubicus
GraySubject = 58
GrayPage = 240


Caption = Female pelvis. (Pubic arch labeled at bottom center.)


Caption2 = Male pelvis. (Pubic arch labeled at bottom center.)
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The eminences of the lower circumference of the true pelvis are separated by three notches: one in front, the pubic arch, formed by the convergence of the inferior rami of the ischium and pubis on either side.

External links

* [http://members.aol.com/Attic21/Anatomy/pelvis.html Diagrams of gender differences]
* [http://www.octc.kctcs.edu/gcaplan/anat/images/Image240.gifDiagram at kctcs.edu]


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