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Medical Term:

cremaster muscle

 

Definition: origin, continuation of fibers from inferiormost internal oblique muscle and slips arising from the inguinal ligament; insertion, becomes interspersed within cremasteric fascia of spermatic cord and intermediate covering of testis; in the female, the round ligament of the uterus; action, elevate testicle; nerve supply, genital branch of genitofemoral.

Synonym(s): musculus cremasterTA, Riolan muscle2

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