Pubic symphysis
The joint between the pubic bones in the front of the pelvis. Also called the symphysis pubis.

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pubic symphysis n the rather rigid articulation of the two pubic bones in the midline of the lower anterior part of the abdomen called also symphysis pubis

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symphysis pubica [TA] the joint formed by union of the bodies of the pubic bones in the median plane by a thick mass of fibrocartilage.


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  • Pubic symphysis — Infobox Anatomy Name = Pubic symphysis Latin = symphysis pubica, symphysis pubis GraySubject = 80 GrayPage = 310 Caption = Symphysis pubis exposed by a coronal section. (Pubic symphysis visible at center left.) Caption2 = #5 is Pubic symphysis… …   Wikipedia

  • pubic symphysis — noun : the rather rigid articulation of the two pubic bones in the midline of the lower anterior part of the abdomen * * * Anat. the fixed joint at the front of the pelvic girdle where the halves of the pubis meet. See diag. under pelvis. [1930… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pubic symphysis — pu′bic sym′physis n. anat. the fixed joint at the front of the pelvic girdle where the two pubic bones meet • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • pubic symphysis — Anat. the fixed joint at the front of the pelvic girdle where the halves of the pubis meet. See diag. under pelvis. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • pubic symphysis — noun A cartilaginous joint between the two bones of the pubis …   Wiktionary

  • Symphysis — Sym phy*sis, n.; pl. {Symphyses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to make to grow together; sy n with + ? to cause to grow; to grow.] (Anat.) (a) An articulation formed by intervening cartilage; as, the pubic symphysis. (b) The union or coalescence of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pubic crest — n the border of a pubis between its pubic tubercle and the pubic symphysis * * * crista pubica …   Medical dictionary

  • pubic tubercle — n a rounded eminence on the upper margin of each pubis near the pubic symphysis * * * tuberculum pubicum …   Medical dictionary

  • symphysis — 1. [NA] Form of cartilaginous joint in which union between two bones is effected by means of fibrocartilage. SYN: amphiarthrosis. 2. A union, meeting point, or commissure of any two structures. 3. A pathologic adhesion or growing together. SYN:… …   Medical dictionary

  • Symphysis pubis — The area in the front of the pelvis where the pubic bones (the two bones of the pubis) meet. * * * symphysis pubis n PUBIC SYMPHYSIS …   Medical dictionary

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