Definition of inguinal in English:


Line breaks: in|guin¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈɪŋgwɪn(ə)l


[attributive] Anatomy
  • Of the groin: inguinal lymph nodes
    More example sentences
    • Sometimes the testicular vessels are traced to an abdominal, inguinal or scrotal testicular remnant, which is then removed.
    • The lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh passes from the lateral border of psoas major across the iliac fossa to pierce the inguinal ligament.
    • It may radiate along the inguinal ligament, perineum and rectus muscles.



More example sentences
  • The male has open inguinal rings and the testes are located inguinally without a true scrotal sac.
  • The intensity of pain was more severe in women, more dull, located inguinally, in low abdomen and symphysis.
  • The remaining 36 testes were inguinally located during exploration and orchiopexy, except for 5 vanishing testes.


late Middle English: from Latin inguinalis, from inguen, inguin- 'groin'.

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