McBurney's point

noun
Mc·​Bur·​ney's point | \ mək-ˈbər-nēz- How to pronounce McBurney's point (audio) \

Medical Definition of McBurney's point

: a point on the abdominal wall that lies between the navel and the right anterior superior iliac spine and that is the point where most pain is elicited by pressure in acute appendicitis

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“McBurney's point.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/McBurney%27s%20point. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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