Definition of conjugate diameter in English:

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conjugate diameter

noun

Anatomy
The distance between the front and rear of the pelvis.
Example sentences
  • These calibrated markings 38 can also be used to measure the adequacy of pelvic conjugate diameter during labor.
  • A standard method is called the parallelogram method, and is applicable to conjugate diameters as well as to the usual perpendicular axes.
  • The true conjugate diameter is the anterio-posterior diameter of the pelvic inlet, measured from the superior margin of the symphysis pubis to the sacrovertebral angle.

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Syllabification: con·ju·gate di·am·e·ter

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