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in·gui·nal / ˈinggwənəl/ • adj. Anat. of the groin: inguinal lymph nodes. DERIVATIVES: in·gui·nal·ly adv.

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inguinal (ing-win-ăl) adj. relating to or affecting the region of the groin (inguen). i. canal either of a pair of openings that connect the abdominal cavity with the scrotum in the male fetus. i. hernia see hernia. i. ligament (Poupart's ligament) a ligament in the groin that extends from the anterior superior iliac spine to the pubic tubercle. It is part of the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle of the abdomen.

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inguinal pert. to the groin. XVII. — L. inguinālis, f. inguen, inguin- (swelling in the) groin; see -AL1.

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inguinal Of, relating to, or situated in the groin. For example, the inguinal canal, which contains the spermatic cord, lies in the abdominal cavity of a male fetus.

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inguinal Pertaining to the groin.

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