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car·di·nal points

1. the four points in the pelvic inlet toward one of which the occiput of the baby is usually directed in case of head presentation: two sacroiliac articulations and the two iliopectineal eminences corresponding to the acetabula;
2. six points of a compound optic system: the anterior focal point, the posterior focal point, the two principal points, and the two nodal points.

car·di·nal points

(kahr'di-năl poynts)
1. The four points in the pelvic inlet toward one of which the occiput of the baby is usually directed in case of head presentation: two sacroiliac articulations and the two iliopectineal eminences corresponding to the acetabula.
2. Six points of a compound optic system: the anterior focal point, the posterior focal point, the two principal points, and the two nodal points.
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