obturator membrane

obturator membrane n a firm fibrous membrane covering most of the obturator foramen except for the obturator canal and serving as origin of the obturator externus and obturator internus

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membrana obturatoria.

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 canal — n the small patent opening of the obturator foramen through which nerves and vessels pass and which is formed by the obturator groove covered over by part of the obturator membrane * * * canalis obturatorius …   Medical dictionary

  • obturator externus — obturator ex·ter·nus ek stər nəs n a flat triangular muscle that arises esp. from the medial side of the obturator foramen made up of the rami of the pubis and ischium and from the medial part of the obturator membrane, that inserts by a tendon… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 * * * a large opening in the hip bone, below and… …   Medical dictionary

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