Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

Hunter's canal

play
noun Hun·ter's canal \ˈhən-tərz-\

Medical Definition of Hunter's canal

  1. :  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.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Hunter's canal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to expose to danger or risk

Get Word of the Day daily email!