pectineal line


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pectineal line

a ridge on the superior ramus of the pubic bone. Also called pecten pubis.

pectineal line

1. A ridge along the upper edge of the superior ramus of the pubis (pubic bone) extending from the pubic tubercle to the ilium, where it continues as the arcuate line. Together, the pectineal line and the arcuate line form the iliopectineal line, which is a large portion of the pelvic brim. Synonym: pecten pubis
2. A short, rough ridge on the posterior surface of the femur extending downward from the lesser trochanter to the linea aspera. The pectineus muscle attaches to this ridge.
See also: line