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 passage in the male through which the testis descends into the scrotum and in which the spermatic cord lies

called also spermatic canal

: a passage in the female accommodating the round ligament

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“Inguinal canal.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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