Poupart ligament

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in·gui·nal lig·a·ment

a fibrous band formed by the thickened inferior border of the aponeurosis of the external oblique that extends from the anterior superior spine of the ilium to the pubic tubercle, bridging muscular and vascular lacunae; forms the floor of the inguinal canal; gives origin to the lowermost fibers of internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles.
See also: aponeurosis of external oblique (muscle).
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Poupart ligament

[François Poupart, Fr. anatomist, 1661–1708]
Synonym: inguinal ligament
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François, French anatomist, 1616-1708.
Poupart inguinal ligament
Poupart ligament - a fibrous band that forms the floor of the inguinal canal. Synonym(s): inguinal ligament
Poupart ligament shelving edge
Poupart line - a vertical line that marks off the hypochondriac, lumbar, and iliac from the epigastric, umbilical, and hypogastric regions, respectively.
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