spermatic canal

spermatic canal n INGUINAL CANAL (a)

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the canalis inguinalis in the male, providing for passage of the spermatic cord.

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  • spermatic canal — noun : inguinal canal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spermatic cord — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = funiculus spermaticus GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1239 Caption = Anatomy of the human male reproductive system Caption2 = The spermatic cord in the inguinal canal. (Label for spermatic cord in lower… …   Wikipedia

  • Spermatic cord — A group of structures which go through the inguinal canal to the testis. The structures include the vas deferens, arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels, and nerves. * * * spermatic cord n a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum, contains… …   Medical dictionary

  • canal — A duct or channel; a tubular structure. SEE ALSO: c., duct. SYN: canalis [TA]. [L. canalis] abdominal c. SYN: inguinal c.. accessory c. a channel leading from the root …   Medical dictionary

  • spermatic cord — the cord, consisting of the vas deferens, nerves, and blood vessels, that runs from the abdominal cavity to the testicle in the scrotum. The inguinal canal, through which the spermatic cord passes, becomes closed after the testes have descended …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Inguinal canal — A passage in the lower anterior abdominal wall which in the male allows passage of the spermatic cord and in the female contains the round ligament. Because of the weakness it creates in the abdominal wall, it is the most frequent site for a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Inguinal canal — Infobox Anatomy Name = inguinal canal Latin = canalis inguinalis GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1239 Caption = Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for arteries and inguinal canal. (Inguinal canal is tube at lower left.) Caption2 = The… …   Wikipedia

  • inguinal canal — noun oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus • Syn: ↑canalis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • External spermatic fascia — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = fascia spermatica externa GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1238 Caption = The scrotum. On the left side the cavity of the tunica vaginalis has been opened; on the right side only the layers superficial to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Internal spermatic fascia — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = fascia spermatica interna GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1239 Caption = Transverse section through the left side of the scrotum and the left testis. The sac of the tunica vaginalis is represented in a… …   Wikipedia

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