[ ing-gwuh-nl ]
/ ˈɪŋ gwə nl /


of, relating to, or situated in the groin.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inguinal


/ (ˈɪŋɡwɪnəl) /


anatomy of or relating to the groin

Word Origin for inguinal

C17: from Latin inguinālis, from inguen groin
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Medicine definitions for inguinal


[ ĭnggwə-nəl ]


Of or located in the groin.
Relating to the left or right inguinal region of the abdomen.

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