sciatic notch

noun

Medical Definition of sciatic notch

: either of two notches on the dorsal border of the hip bone on each side that when closed off by ligaments form the corresponding sciatic foramina:
a : a relatively large notch just above the ischial spine that is converted into the greater sciatic foramen by the sacrospinous ligament

called also greater sciatic notch

b : a smaller notch just below the ischial spine that is converted to the lesser sciatic foramen by the sacrospinous ligament and the sacrotuberous ligament

called also lesser sciatic notch

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“Sciatic notch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sciatic%20notch. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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