Ischial tuberosity

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ischial tuberosity

The rough bony projection at the junction of the lower end of the body of the ischium and its ramus; this is a weight-bearing point in the sitting position; provides attachment for the sacrotuberous ligament and is the site of origin of the hamstring muscles.

Synonym: tuber ischiadicum, tuber of ischium.