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Alcock's canal

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noun Al·cock's canal \ˈal-ˌkäks-,ˈȯl-\

Medical Definition of Alcock's canal

  1. :  a fascial compartment on the lateral wall of the ischiorectal fossa containing the pudendal arteries, veins, and nerves



Biographical Note for alcock's canal

Alcock, Benjamin (born 1801), British anatomist. In 1836 Alcock published an article on iliac arteries in which he described the canal that now bears his name.


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