obturator canal

(redirected from canalis obturatorius)

ob·tu·ra·tor ca·nal

[TA]
passage through the obturator foramen via an opening in the superior part of the obturator membrane through which the obturator nerve and vessels pass from the pelvic cavity into the thigh.
Synonym(s): canalis obturatorius [TA]

obturator canal

a passageway between the pelvic cavity and the adductor region of the thigh formed in the superior aspect of the obturator foramen between bone, a connective tissue membrane, and muscles that fill the foramen. The upper margin of the canal is marked by the obturator groove.

ob·tu·ra·tor ca·nal

(ob'tŭr-ā-tŏr kă-nal') [TA]
The opening in the superior part of the obturator membrane through which the obturator nerve and vessels pass from the pelvic cavity into the thigh.
Synonym(s): canalis obturatorius [TA] .

obturator canal

An opening in the obturator membrane of the hip bone that transmits the obturator vessels and nerve.
See also: canal