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

Definition of inguinal in English:


[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.


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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