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Medical Term:

superficial inguinal ring


the slitlike opening in the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle of the abdominal wall through which the spermatic cord (round ligament in the female) and inguinal hernias emerge from the inguinal canal.

Synonym(s): anulus inguinalis superficialis, external inguinal ring, subcutaneous ring

See Also: aponeurosis of external oblique (muscle)

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