Pecten pubis; Pectineal line - Pecten ossis pubis

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The pectineal line (pecten pubis) of the pubis is a ridge on the superior ramus of the pubic bone, it passes to the pubic tubercle as a continuation of the arcuate line.

The pecten pubis forms part of the pelvic brim.

Lying across it are fibers of the pectineal ligament and the proximal origin of the pectineus muscle.

In combination with the arcuate line, it makes the iliopectineal line.


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 > Appendicular skeleton > Bones of lower limb > Pelvic girdle > Hip bone; Coxal bone; Pelvic bone > Pubis > Superior pubic ramus > Pecten pubis; Pectineal line

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