Body of pubic bone

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Body of pubic bone
Skeletal pelvis-pubis.svg
Pelvis. Body is 4a.
Latin Corpus ossis pubis
Gray's p.236
TA A02.5.01.302
FMA FMA:16987
Anatomical terms of bone

The body of pubic bone forms the wide, strong, medial and flat portion of the pubic bone which unite in the pubic symphysis.[1]

The rough superior edge of the corpus, the pubic crest,[2] ends laterally in the pubic tubercle. This tubercle, found roughly 3 cm from the pubic symphysis, is a distinctive feature on the lower part of the abdominal wall; important when localizing the superficial inguinal ring and the femoral canal of the inguinal canal.[3]

Its internal surface enters into the formation of the wall of the lesser pelvis and gives origin to a portion of the Obturator internus.


  1. ^ "Definition: body of pubis from Online Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  2. ^ "crista pubica" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Bojsen-Møller, Finn (2000). Rörelseapparatens anatomi (in Swedish). Liber. p. 239. ISBN 91-47-04884-0. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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