inguinal ring

inguinal ring
inguinal ring n either of two openings in the fasciae of the abdominal muscles on each side of the body that are the inlet and outlet of the inguinal canal, give passage to the spermatic cord in the male and the round ligament in the female, and are a frequent site of hernia formation: ABDOMINAL RING:
a) DEEP INGUINAL RING
b) SUPERFICIAL INGUINAL RING

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  • Inguinal ring — Inguinal In gui*nal, a. [L. inguinalis, fr. inguen, inguinis, the groin: cf. F. inguinal.] (Astron. & Med.) Of or pertaining to, or in the region of, the inguen or groin; as, an inguinal canal or ligament; inguinal hernia. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inguinal ring — Abdominal Ab*dom i*nal, a. [Cf. F. abdominal.] 1. Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inguinal ring — noun : abdominal ring …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deep inguinal ring — Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for arteries and inguinal canal. (Abdominal inguinal ring labeled at lower left.) Latin annulus inguinalis profundus …   Wikipedia

  • Superficial inguinal ring — Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for arteries and inguinal canal. (Subcutaneous inguinal ring labeled at lower left.) …   Wikipedia

  • Crura of superficial inguinal ring — The subcutaneous inguinal ring. (Superior crus labeled at bottom right.) Latin crus mediale anuli inguinalis superficialis, crus laterale anuli inguinalis superficialis Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • deep inguinal ring — n the internal opening of the inguinal canal called also internal inguinal ring compare SUPERFICIAL INGUINAL RING, INGUINAL RING …   Medical dictionary

  • superficial inguinal ring — n the inguinal ring that is the external opening of the inguinal canal called also external inguinal ring compare DEEP INGUINAL RING …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral crus of superficial inguinal ring — crus laterale anuli inguinalis superficialis [TA] the part of the superficial inguinal ring that blends with the inguinal ligament as it goes to the pubic tubercle; called also external or posterior c. of external inguinal ring and external or… …   Medical dictionary

  • medial crus of superficial inguinal ring — crus mediale anuli inguinalis superficialis [TA] the part of the superficial inguinal ring that is attached to the symphysis and that blends with the fundiform ligament of the penis. Called also anterior or internal c. of internal inguinal ring… …   Medical dictionary

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