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Medical Term:

McBurney point

Pronunciation: mak-bur'ne

Definition: a point between 1-1/2 and 2 inches superomedial to the anterior superior spine of the ilium, on a line joining that process and the umbilicus, where pressure elicits tenderness in acute appendicitis.

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