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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

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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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