Pectineal line (pubis)

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Pectineal line (pubis)
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Female pelvis. Pectineal line in purple slightly lateral to midline of bottom of central opening.
Right hip bone. External surface., with pectineal line corresponding to the "Pectineus" area demarcated in red at right.
Latin Linea pectinea ossis pubis,
Pecten ossis pubis
TA A02.5.01.308
FMA 16979
Anatomical terms of bone

The pectineal line of the pubis (also pecten pubis) is a ridge on the superior ramus of the pubic bone.

The pectineal line forms part of the pelvic brim.

Lying across it are fibers of the pectineal ligament and the proximal origin of the pectineus muscle.

In combination with the arcuate line, it makes the iliopectineal line.[1]


  1. ^ 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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