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inguinal falx

 

Definition: common tendon of insertion of the transversus and internal oblique muscles into the crest and tubercle of the pubis and iliopectineal line; it is frequently largely muscular rather than aponeurotic and may be poorly developed; forms posterior wall of medial inguinal canal.

Synonym(s): falx inguinalisTA, conjoint tendon, tendo conjunctivus, conjoined tendon, falx aponeurotica, inguinal aponeurotic fold

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