inguinal canal

inguinal canal
noun
oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus
Syn: ↑canalis inguinalis
Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel

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noun
: a passage about one and one half inches long that lies parallel to and a half inch above Poupart's ligament: as
a. : a passage in the male through which the testis descends into the scrotum and in which lies the spermatic cord
b. : a passage in the female accommodating the round ligament

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