diagonal conjugate

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di·ag·o·nal con·ju·gate

[TA]
the anteroposterior dimension of the inlet that measures the clinical distance from the promontory of the sacrum to the inferior margin of the pubic symphysis, measured manually per vagina or by ultrasonography. It is used to extrapolate the true conjugate.

diagonal conjugate

[dī·ag′ənəl]
a radiographic measurement of the distance from the inferior border of the symphysis pubis to the sacral promontory. The measurement, which averages around 12.5 to 13.0 cm in adult women, may also be determined by vaginal examination. See also conjugate, true conjugate.

di·ag·o·nal con·ju·gate

(dī-ag'ŏ-năl kon'jŭ-găt) [TA]
The anteroposterior dimension of the inlet; the clinical distance from the promontory of the sacrum to the lower margin of the symphysis pubis.
Synonym(s): false conjugate (1) .

diagonal conjugate

The distance between the sacral promontory and the lower inner surface of the symphysis pubis, usually more than 4.52 in (11.5 cm). Synonym: conjugata diagonalis
See also: conjugate