Medical Definition of inguinal canal
: a passage about one and one half inches (4 centimeters) long that lies parallel to and a half inch above the inguinal ligament: as
a : a passage in the male through which the testis descends into the scrotum and in which the spermatic cord lies
— called also spermatic canal
b : a passage in the female accommodating the round ligament
incapable of being surmounted or overcome
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