inguinal canal

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inguinal canal n.
The oblique passage through the layers of the lower abdominal wall that transmits the spermatic cord in the male and the round ligament in the female.

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inguinal canal

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 
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