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chilotic line


Definition: anthropometric line extending from the posterior aspect of the iliopectineal eminence to the closest point on the anterior auricular margin (the pelvic segment) and then to the iliac crest (the sacral portion); because the pelvic segment is predominant in females and the sacral segement is predominant in males, the chilotic index may be used in forensic practice to identify the sex of human skeletal remains, although studies suggest its reliabliity is limited.

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