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sciatic foramen

sciatic foramen in Medicine

sciatic foramen n.
Either of two foramina, designated greater and lesser, formed by the sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments crossing the sciatic notches of the hipbone.

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  • The iliac grooves are larger than in Fulica newtoni, the pelvic knob is more extended, and the sciatic foramen is larger.

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