Definition of Canalis inguinalis

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Inguinal Canal
Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct

Medical Definition of Canalis inguinalis

1. A passage in the lower anterior abdominal wall which in the male allows passage of the spermatic cord and in the female contains the round ligament. Because of the weakness it creates in the abdominal wall, it is the most frequent site for a hernia. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canalis Inguinalis

canalis adductorius
canalis analis
canalis caroticus
canalis carpi
canalis centralis medullae spinalis
canalis condylaris
canalis femoralis
canalis gastrici
canalis gastricus
canalis hyaloideus
canalis hypoglossalis
canalis incisivus
canalis infraorbitalis
canalis mandibulae
canalis musculotubarius
canalis nasolacrimalis
canalis nervi facialis
canalis nervi petrosi superficialis minoris
canalis nutricius
canalis obturatorius
canalis opticus
canalis palatinus major
canalis pterygoideus
canalis pudendalis
canalis pyloricus
canalis radicis dentis

Literary usage of Canalis inguinalis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"canalis inguinalis (Inguinal Canal).—The dissector has observed that the spermatic cord in the male and the round ligament in the female pierce the ..."

2. A Laboratory Manual of Human Anatomy by Lewellys Franklin Barker, Dean De Witt Lewis, Daniel Graisberry Revell (1904)
"Inguinal Canal (canalis inguinalis). (Vide Fig. 233.) Dissect the peritoneum away carefully from the anterior wall of the abdomen. ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"canalis inguinalis (Inguinal Canal).—It has been shown that the spermatic cord, in the male, and the round ligament, in the female, pierce the abdominal ..."

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