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Noun: inguinal canal
  1. Oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus
    - canalis inguinalis

Derived forms: inguinal canals

Type of: canal, channel, duct, epithelial duct

Encyclopedia: Inguinal canal