Definitions for pubic symphysis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pu′bic sym′physis(n.)

  1. the fixed joint at the front of the pelvic girdle where the two pubic bones meet.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of pubic symphysis:

1930–35

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  1. pubic symphysis(Noun)

    A cartilaginous joint between the two bones of the pubis.

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  1. Pubic symphysis

    The pubic symphysis or symphysis pubis is the midline cartilaginous joint uniting the superior rami of the left and right pubic bones. It is located anterior to the urinary bladder and superior to the external genitalia; for females it is above the vulva and for males it is above the penis. In males, the suspensory ligament of the penis attaches to the pubic symphysis. In females, the pubic symphysis is intimately close to the clitoris. In normal adults it can be moved roughly 2 mm and with 1 degree rotation. This increases for women at the time of child birth.

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