Medical Dictionary

Gimbernat's ligament

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noun Gim·ber·nat's ligament \ˌhim-bər-ˈnäts-, ˌgim-\

Medical Definition of Gimbernat's ligament

  1. :  the portion of the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle that is reflected from the inguinal ligament along the iliopectineal line

Biographical Note for gimbernat's ligament

Gimbernat y Arbós

\ḵim-ber-ˈnät-ē-är-ˈbōs\play ,

Antonio de

(1734–1816), Spanish surgeon and anatomist. Gimbernat was a pioneer in ophthalmology, vascular surgery, and urology. He demonstrated the ligament that now bears his name in 1768, although he did not publish a description of it until 1779.


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