Definition of obturator foramen in English:

obturator foramen

Line breaks: ob|tur¦ator for|amen
Pronunciation: /fəˈreɪmɛn


A large opening in the hip bone between the pubis and the ischium.
More example sentences
  • The remainder of the ischium joins with the pubis to form the obturator foramen.
  • It originates at the medial surface of the pubis, covers the obturator foramen, and passes by the lesser sciatic notch.
  • Radiography showed mature bone fragments in the obturator foramen.

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