inguinal

[ing-gwuh-nl]

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
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inguinal

adjective
  1. anatomy of or relating to the groin

Word Origin for inguinal

C17: from Latin inguinālis, from inguen groin
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Word Origin and History for inguinal
adj.

1680s, from Latin inguinalis "of the groin," from inguen (genitive inguinis) "groin," from PIE *engw- "groin, internal organ" (cf. Greek aden "gland").

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inguinal in Medicine

inguinal

[ĭnggwə-nəl]
adj.
  1. Of or located in the groin.
  2. Relating to the left or right inguinal region of the abdomen.
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