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Pubic tubercle

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Bones, ligaments and joints of the hip bone and femur.

The pubic tubercle is a rounded bony projection located on the lateral end of the pubic crest. This crest is the upper border of the body of the pubic bone

The pubic bone, or pubis, is the smallest and most anterior of the components of the hip bone. The other two components of the hip bone are the ilium and ischium. 

The pubic tubercle serves as a point of attachment to the inguinal ligament.

Terminology English: Pubic tubercle
Latin: Tuberculum pubicum
Function Attachment point of the inguinal ligament

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