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inguinal canal

n :  a passage about one and one half inches (4 centimeters) long that lies parallel to and a half inch above the inguinal ligament: as  a  :  a passage in the male through which the testis descends into the scrotum and in which the spermatic cord lies - called also spermatic canal   b  :  a passage in the female accommodating the round ligament .

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