conjugate

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1. Paired or joined.
2. An important diameter of the pelvis, measured from the center of the promontory of the sacrum to the back of the symphysis pubis. In obstetrics, the diagonal conjugate is measured and the true conjugate is estimated.
SYN: SEE: conjugata
SEE: diagonal conjugate

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1. Paired or joined.
2. An important diameter of the pelvis, measured from the center of the promontory of the sacrum to the back of the symphysis pubis. In obstetrics, the diagonal conjugate is measured and the true conjugate is estimated.
SYN: SEE: conjugata
SEE: diagonal conjugate

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