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strait

 [strāt]
a narrow passage.
s's of the pelvis the pelvic inlet(superior pelvic strait) and pelvic outlet(inferior pelvic strait).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

strait

(strāt),
[M.E. streit thr. O. Fr. fr. L. strictus, drawn together, tight]
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strait

(strāt)
A narrow passageway: inferior strait, apertura pelvis inferior; superior strait, apertura pelvis superior.
[M.E. streit thr. O. Fr. fr. L. strictus, drawn together, tight]
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