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pubic arch

pubic arch in Medicine

pubic arch n.
The arch formed by the inferior rami of the pubic bones.

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  • Fracture of the pubic arch, for instance, is described in Abulcasis quite as if he had had definite experience with it.

  • The greater width of the pubic arch in the female pelvis is seen by comparing its angle with that of the arch in the male pelvis.

    A System of Midwifery Edward Rigby
  • Also, the Sacrum is shorter than that of the man, and the pubic arch wider and more rounded than his.

  • The tubera ischii are pressed together, the pubic arch is thereby contracted, and the sacrum becomes strongly curved forwards.

    A System of Midwifery Edward Rigby

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