Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Pubic Ramus

Either of the two bony branches that connect the pubic bone to the other bones of the coxal bone; the superior pubic ramus joins with the ilium and ischium at the acetabulum, whereas the inferior pubic ramus joins with the ramus of the ischium. Both pubic rami help enclose the obturator foramen. This structure was especially long in Neandertals.

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