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- adj. Below the pubis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated under, or posterior to, the pubic bones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated beneath the pubes of man, or in the corresponding position in other animals.
“The V-shaped subpubic angle, blocky pubic body, and broad ischio-pubic ramus suggest male.”
"Pubic bone is chunky, its lower branch is thick, and the subpubic angle is more V than U."
If pelvises are present, compare: the male pelvic girdle will have wider ischio-pubic ramus, while the female will have a defined ventral crest, a curved subpubic concavity, & a wide sciatic notch.
The round ligament (ligamentum teres) is the principal binding structure of the hip joint and it arises in a notch in the head of the femur and is attached in the subpubic groove close to the acetabular notch.
The fascia will be now seen stretched across the subpubic triangular space, reaching from one ischio-pubic ramus to the other, whilst by its lower border, corresponding with the line of the transversae perinaei muscles, it becomes continuous with the superficial fascia, in the manner before described.
The neck and outlet of the bladder, V, are situated at the anterior part of its base, and point towards the subpubic space.
At the place where the vessel re-enters the pelvis, it lies removed at an interval of an inch and a half from the perinaeum, but becomes more superficial as it approaches the subpubic space, N.
The Arcuate Pubic Ligament (ligamentum arcuatum pubis; inferior pubic or subpubic ligament).
Gynecoid Pelvis • Round at the inlet, with the widest transverse diameter only slightly greater than the anteroposterior diameter • Side walls straight • Ischial spines of average prominence • Well-rounded sacrosciatic notch • Well-curved sacrum • Spacious subpubic arch, with an angle of approximately 90 degrees
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