The firm fibrocartilaginous joint in the median plane between the two opposing surfaces of the pubic bones, which are united by an interpubic disc of fibrocartilage as well as the superior and arcuate pubic ligaments. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pubic_symphysis MP:0009575 ]

Synonyms: symphysis pubis

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Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim, organ_slim

depicted by

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external definition

Medial attachment of the two halves of the pelvic girdle.[AAO]

has related synonym

symphysis pubis

interpubic articulation

symphysis pubica

symphisis pubis

id

UBERON:0003699

taxon notes

In birds, the pubic symphysis is present only in the ostrich, and the two hip bones are usually widely separated, making it easier to lay large eggs - Romer, Alfred Sherwood; Parsons, Thomas S. (1977). The Vertebrate Body. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. pp. 188-192. ISBN 0-03-910284-X.