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Inguinal ligament


Noun

1. A band running from the pubic tubercle to the anterior superior iliac spine. Its anatomy is very important for operating on hernia patients. (wikipedia.org)

2. A ligament, of fascia, extending in most mammals from the ventral side of the ilium to near the symphysis of the pubic bones. (wiktionary.org)

3. The thickened lower border of the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle of the abdomen that extends from the anterior superior iliac spine to the pubic tubercle, is continuous with the fascia lata near the thigh, and forms the external pillar of the superficial inguinal ring and a part of the anterior boundary of the femoral ring. (merriam-webster.com)

4. A fibrous band formed by the thickened inferior border of the aponeurosis of the external oblique that extends from the anterior superior spine of the ilium to the pubic tubercle bridging, muscular and vascular lacunae;forms the floor of the inguinal canal; gives origin to the lowermost fibres of internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. (biology-online.org)

Syn: Poupart’s ligament, ligamentum inguinale, arcus inguinalis, crural arch, fallopian arch, fallopian ligament, femoral arch, pouparts ligament.

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