of, pertaining to, or situated in the groin.

1675–85; < Latin inguinālis of the groin, equivalent to inguin- (stem of inguen) swelling in the groin, groin (cognate with Greek adḗn gland; cf. adenoid) + -ālis -al1 Unabridged
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inguinal (ˈɪŋɡwɪnəl)
anatomy of or relating to the groin
[C17: from Latin inguinālis, from inguen groin]

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Word Origin & History

1681, from L. inguinalis "of the groin," from inguen (gen. inguinis) "groin."
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inguinal in·gui·nal (ĭng'gwə-nəl)

  1. Of or located in the groin.

  2. Relating to the left or right inguinal region of the abdomen.

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Example sentences
The right testis was not visualized in the scrotal sac or in the right inguinal region.
Its anterior margin is attached to the inguinal ligament.
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