Definition of inguinal in English:

inguinal

adjective

Anatomy
  • [attributive] Of the groin:

    ‘inguinal lymph nodes’
    • ‘The lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh passes from the lateral border of psoas major across the iliac fossa to pierce the inguinal ligament.’
    • ‘There was invasion of the epineurium of retroperitoneal nerves, but no direct invasion of retroperitoneal or inguinal lymph nodes by the tumor.’
    • ‘Sometimes the testicular vessels are traced to an abdominal, inguinal or scrotal testicular remnant, which is then removed.’
    • ‘In their descent, the testes may become lodged in the perineum, inguinal canal, or abdomen.’
    • ‘It may radiate along the inguinal ligament, perineum and rectus muscles.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin inguinalis, from inguen, inguin- groin.

Pronunciation:

inguinal

/ˈɪŋɡwɪn(ə)l/