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Medical Term:

subpubic angle


the angle formed between the inferior rami of the pubic bones. In the female, the angle approximates that angle between the widely extended thumb and index finger (90°); in the male, it approximates the angle between the widely abducted index and middle fingers (60°).

Synonym(s): angulus subpubicusTA, pubic angle

See Also: pubic arch

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