external conjugate

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ex·ter·nal con·ju·gate

[TA]
the distance in a straight line between the depression under the last spinous process of the lumbar vertebrae and the upper edge of the pubic symphysis.

external conjugate

the distance measured with obstetric calipers from the depression below the lowest lumbar vertebra posteriorly to the upper border of the symphysis anteriorly (usually about 21 cm). Also called Baudelocque's diameter.

ex·ter·nal con·ju·gate

(eks-tĕr'năl kon'jŭ-găt) [TA]
The distance in a straight line between the depression under the last spinous process of the lumbar vertebrae and the upper edge of the pubic symphysis.

Baudelocque,

Jean L., French obstetrician, 1746-1810.
Baudelocque diameter - the distance in a straight line between the depression under the last spinous process of the lumbar vertebrae and the upper edge of the pubic symphysis. Synonym(s): external conjugate
Baudelocque uterine circle - a constriction of the uterus resulting from obstructed labor, one of the classic signs of threatened rupture of the uterus. Synonym(s): pathologic retraction ring