obturator foramen

obturator foramen n an opening that is the largest foramen in the human body, is situated between the ischium and pubis of the hip bone, and is closed by the obturator membrane except for the obturator canal

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a large opening in the hip bone, below and slightly in front of the acetabulum. See also pelvis.

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foramen obturatum [TA] the large opening between the os pubis and the ischium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Obturator foramen — Obturator Ob tu*ra tor, a. (Anat.) Serving as an obturator; closing an opening; pertaining to, or in the region of, the obturator foramen; as, the obturator nerve. [1913 Webster] {Obturator foramen} (Anat.), an opening situated between the public …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obturator foramen — Bone: Obturator foramen Pelvis. Obturator foramen is 7 …   Wikipedia

  • obturator foramen — noun : an opening that is situated between the pubic and ischial parts of the innominate bone and that is largely closed by the obturator membrane see obturator canal …   Useful english dictionary

  • obturator foramen — noun Anatomy a large opening in the hip bone between the pubis and the ischium …   English new terms dictionary

  • obturator foramen — a large opening in the hip bone, below and slightly in front of the acetabulum. See also: pelvis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Отверстие Запирательное (Obturator Foramen) — большое отверстие в тазовой кости, ограниченное лобковой и седалищной костями. См. также Таз. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Obturator internus muscle — The obturator internus and nearby muscles …   Wikipedia

  • Obturator externus muscle — The obturator externus and nearby hip muscles (posterior view) …   Wikipedia

  • Obturator membrane — The obturator membrane. Latin membrana obturatoria Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Obturator canal — The relations of the femoral and abdominal inguinal rings, seen from within the abdomen. Right side. (Obturator canal not labeled, but visible at bottom center.) …   Wikipedia

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