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superior pubic ramus

 

Definition: a bar of bone, triangular in section, which extends posterosuperiorly from the body of the pubis to form the superior boundary of the obturator foramen; developmentally, it contributes about one fifth of the articular surface of the acetabulum.

Synonym(s): ramus superior ossis pubisTA, superior branch of the pubic bone

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