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#1 2005-11-16 19:55:48

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'pubic synthesis' for 'pubic symphysis'

A common and vaguely similar word subsituted for a rare one. The pubic symphysis is a pelvic joint. About 200 ghits:

A statement said that Henson was diagnosed with damage to the pubic synthesis,
a cartilaginous joint where the pubic bones meet each other.
www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6& click_id=195&art_id=qw1126360441601S16

the tool also may be used to realign the pubic synthesis. ... alignment of the
pubic synthesis is created through Use of the mobilization tool …
appft1.uspto.gov/.../ 20050072436&RS=DN/20050072436

The pubic bones meet each other in the median plane through
a cartilaginous joint called the pubic synthesis (8).
www.liv.ac.uk/HumanAnatomy/ phd/mbchb/phase2/concept/concept3.html

The anterior border is at the pubic synthesis and the posterior borders are
between the S2-S3 junction.
www.mayoclinic.org/radiationoncology-jax/radioendo.html

The 23-year-old, whose initial prognosis was a six-month layoff after being
diagnosed with damage to his pubic synthesis, should now be back in action…
www.eurosport.co.uk/home/pages/v4/ l2/s44/e11164/sport_lng2_spo44_evt11164_sto764469.shtml

The pelvic girdle is composed of the innominate bones which are linked at the
anterior by the pubic synthesis (1). and at the posterior by the sacrum (2).
www.liv.ac.uk/HumanAnatomy/ phd/mbchb/phase2/concept/concept1.html

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#2 2005-11-16 21:46:16

Elgee
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Registered: 2005-11-13
Posts: 7

Re: 'pubic synthesis' for 'pubic symphysis'

I’m surprised to see the pubic symphysis error twice in the Mayo Clinic article—you would think they’d proofread a little more carefully!

Medical eggcorns are in a class by themselves, and I thoroughly enjoyed your ‘infantigo’ contribution. As adults they can look forward to ‘prostrate’ problems and ‘old-timer’s’ disease!

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