inguinal canal

noun

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

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“Inguinal canal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/inguinal%20canal. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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