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Alcock's canal

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

medical Definition of Alcock's canal

: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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