osteomalacic pelvis

n.

A pelvic deformity in osteomalacia in which the pressure of the trunk on the sacrum and lateral pressure of the femoral heads produce a three-cornered pelvic aperture while the pubic bone becomes beak-shaped.beaked pelvis

Nearby words

  1. osteoma,
  2. osteoma medullare,
  3. osteoma spongiosum,
  4. osteomalacia,
  5. osteomalacic,
  6. osteomatoid,
  7. osteomere,
  8. osteometry,
  9. osteomyelitis,
  10. osteomyelodysplasia


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