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Medical Term:

pelvic plane of least dimensions


the plane that extends from the end of the sacrum to the inferior border of the pubic symphysis; it is bounded posteriorly by the end of the sacrum, laterally by the ischial spines, and anteriorly by the inferior border of the pubic symphysis.

Synonym(s): midplane, plane of least pelvic dimensions, plane of midpelvis, third parallel pelvic plane

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