Medical Dictionary

Hunter's canal

noun Hun·ter's canal \ˈhən-tərz-\

Definition of HUNTER'S CANAL

:  an aponeurotic canal in the middle third of the thigh through which the femoral artery passes

Biographical Note for HUNTER'S CANAL

Hunter, John (1728–1793), British anatomist and surgeon. Hunter ranks as one of the greatest surgeons in medical history. He made very important contributions to the practice of surgery which based it on sound biological principles and transformed it into a scientific profession. He also devised an operation for a popliteal aneurysm. An account of the operation, published in 1786 by Sir Everard Home (1756–1832), included a description of Hunter's canal.
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears