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.
- Obturator canal
obturator canal n. An opening through which the obturator nerve and vessels pass from the pelvic cavity into the thigh.
- Obturator crest
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.
- Obturator hernia
obturator hernia n. A hernia through the obturator foramen.