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Medical Term:

pectineal ligament


a thick, strong fibrous band that passes laterally from the lacunar ligament along the pectineal line of the pubis. This fibrous tissue on the bony surface allows the purchase of sutures in various procedures to repair inguinal hernias.

Synonym(s): ligamentum pectineumTA, Cooper ligaments2

See Also: aponeurosis of external oblique (muscle)

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