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inguinal triangle

inguinal triangle in Medicine

inguinal triangle n.
The triangular area in the lower abdominal wall bounded by the inguinal ligament below, by the rectus muscle of the abdomen medially, and by the inferior epigastric vessels laterally. Also called Hesselbach's triangle, inguinal trigone.

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