pubofemoral ligament

noun
pu·​bo·​fem·​o·​ral ligament | \ ˌpyü-bō-ˈfem-(ə-)rəl- How to pronounce pubofemoral ligament (audio) \

Medical Definition of pubofemoral ligament

: a ligament of the hip joint that extends from the superior ramus of the pubis to the capsule of the hip joint near the neck of the femur and that acts to prevent excessive extension and abduction of the thigh

called also pubocapsular ligament

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“Pubofemoral ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pubofemoral%20ligament. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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