Iliopectineal line

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Iliopectineal line
Skeletal pelvis-pubis.svg
Anatomical terminology

The iliopectineal line is the border of the iliopubic eminence.[1] It can be defined as a compound structure of the arcuate line (from the ilium) and pectineal line (from the pubis). With the sacral promontory, it makes up the linea terminalis.[2]

The Iliopectineal line divides the pelvis into the pelvis major (false pelvis) above and the pelvis minor (true pelvis) below.


  1. ^ Stedman's Medical dictionary 1914 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 1914. pp. 692–.
  2. ^ Kirschner, Celeste G. (2005). Netter's Atlas Of Human Anatomy For CPT Coding. Chicago: American medical association. p. 274. ISBN 1-57947-669-4.

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