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joints of pelvic girdle


Definition: the syndesmoses and synovial joints that unite the sacrum and the two hip bones to form the pelvic girdle; these are the sacroiliac joints, the pubic symphysis, the sacrotuberal and sacrospinal ligaments, and the obturator membrane.

Synonym(s): juncturae cinguli pelviciTA, articulationes cinguli membri inferioris, joints of inferior limb girdle

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