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superficial inguinal ring

superficial inguinal ring in Medicine

superficial inguinal ring n.
The opening in the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle of the abdominal wall through which the male spermatic cord or the female round ligament emerges from the inguinal canal. Also called subcutaneous ring.

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