abdominal internal oblique

abdominal internal oblique

n.
An abdominal muscle whose action diminishes the capacity of the abdomen and bends the chest forward.
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[11] It was then secured to the abdominal internal oblique muscle with interrupted sutures and to the inguinal ligament.
Spigelian hernias occur through a defect in the linea semilunaris, a fibrous union of the rectus sheath with the aponeuroses of the transverse abdominal and abdominal internal oblique muscles that extends from the level of the ninth rib cartilage to the pubic symphysis.