(anatomy) The midline cartilaginous joint uniting the superior rami of the left and right pubic bones (pubis), also known as the pubic symphysis. Supports the suspensory ligament in men; in women, it loosens and flexes to aid childbirth.
Symphysis-pubis Sentence Examples
When in a state of repose it is retracted, by a muscle arising from the sacrum, within the prepuce, a cutaneous fold attached below the symphysis pubis.
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Sites of Application The plates may be applied to the anterior column from the inner table of the ilium to the symphysis pubis.