\ɪnklˈa͡ɪnd plˈe͡ɪn], \ɪnklˈaɪnd plˈeɪn], \ɪ_n_k_l_ˈaɪ_n_d p_l_ˈeɪ_n]\
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"The sciatic spines," says Lusk, "divide the pelvic cavity into two unequal sections. In the larger, anterior section, the lateral walls slope toward the symphysis and arch of the pubes, while posteriorly the walls slope in the direction of the sacrum and coccyx. The declivities in front of the spines are termed the anterior inclined ps of the pelvis, over which rotation of the occiput takes place in the mechanism of normal labor. Behind the spines the lateral slopes are known as the posterior inclined ps.".
By Smith Ely Jelliffe