inguinal ligament

noun

Medical Definition of inguinal ligament

: the thickened lower border of the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle of the abdomen that extends from the anterior superior iliac spine to the pubic tubercle, is continuous with the fascia lata near the thigh, and forms the external pillar of the superficial inguinal ring and a part of the anterior boundary of the femoral ring

called also Poupart's ligament

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

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