Auricular surface - Facies auricularis

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Description

The upper half of the sacrum presents in front an ear-shaped surface, the auricular surface, covered with cartilage in the fresh state, for articulation with the ilium.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Sacrum [sacral vertebrae I - V] > Lateral part > Auricular surface

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