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Obturator artery

obturator artery n.
An artery with origin in the internal iliac artery, with distribution to the ilium, pubis, obturator and adductor muscles and with pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior branches.


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    obturator canal n. An opening through which the obturator nerve and vessels pass from the pelvic cavity into the thigh.

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    obturator crest n. A ridge that extends from the pubic tubercle to the acetabular notch, giving attachment to the pubofemoral ligament of the hip joint.

  • Obturator foramen

    obturator foramen n. A large oval or irregularly triangular aperture in the hipbone.

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    obturator hernia n. A hernia through the obturator foramen.

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