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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Liver > Inferior border > Notch for ligamentum teres

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The inferior border (anterior border) is thin and sharp, and marked opposite the attachment of the falciform ligament by a deep notch, the notch for ligamentum teres (umbilical notch), and opposite the cartilage of the ninth rib by a second notch for the fundus of the gall-bladder. In adult males this border generally corresponds with the lower margin of the thorax in the right mammillary line; but in women and children it usually projects below the ribs.


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/).

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