One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large opening in the hip bone between the pubis and the ischium.
- ‘The obturator foramen appears to be completely enclosed, although the puboischial border is not well preserved in any of the specimens.’
- ‘Radiography showed mature bone fragments in the obturator foramen.’
- ‘It originates at the medial surface of the pubis, covers the obturator foramen, and passes by the lesser sciatic notch.’
- ‘The remainder of the ischium joins with the pubis to form the obturator foramen.’
- ‘The obturator internus and externus muscles can be seen arising (in part) from opposite sides of the obturator foramen.’
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