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ischial tuberosity

 

Definition: the rough bony projection at the junction of the lower end of the body of the ischium and its ramus; this is a weight-bearing point in the sitting position; provides attachment for the sacrotuberous ligament and is the site of origin of the hamstring muscles.

Synonym(s): tuber ischiadicumTA, tuber of ischium

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