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Langenbeck triangle

Pronunciation: lahng'en-bek

Definition: a triangle formed by lines drawn from the anterior superior iliac spine to the surface of the great trochanter and to the surgical neck of the femur; a penetrating wound in this area likely involves the joint.

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