inguinal

[ ing-gwuh-nl ]
/ ˈɪŋ gwə nl /

adjective

of, relating to, or situated in the groin.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of inguinal

1675–85; <Latin inguinālis of the groin, equivalent to inguin- (stem of inguen) swelling in the groin, groin (cognate with Greek adḗn gland; cf. adenoid) + -ālis-al1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for inguinal

British Dictionary definitions for inguinal

inguinal
/ (ˈɪŋɡwɪnəl) /

adjective

anatomy of or relating to the groin

Word Origin for inguinal

C17: from Latin inguinālis, from inguen groin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for inguinal

inguinal
[ ĭnggwə-nəl ]

adj.

Of or located in the groin.
Relating to the left or right inguinal region of the abdomen.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.