processus vaginalis of peritoneum

pro·ces·sus va·gi·na·lis of per·i·to·ne·um

a peritoneal diverticulum in the embryonic lower anterior abdominal wall that traverses the inguinal canal; in the male it forms the tunica vaginalis testis and normally loses its connection with the peritoneal cavity; a persistent processus vaginalis in the female is known as the canal of Nuck.

pro·ces·sus va·gi·na·lis of per·i·to·ne·um

(prō-ses'us vaj'i-nā'lis per'i-tō-nē'ŭm)
A peritoneal diverticulum in the embryonic lower anterior abdominal wall that traverses the inguinal canal; in the male, it forms the tunica vaginalis testis and normally loses its connection with the peritoneal cavity; a persistent processus vaginalis in the female is known as the canal of Nuck.

Nuck,

Anton, Dutch anatomist, 1650-1692.
canal of Nuck - a persistent processus vaginalis in the female.
Nuck diverticulum - a peritoneal diverticulum in the embryonic lower anterior abdominal wall. Synonym(s): processus vaginalis of peritoneum
Nuck hydrocele - accumulation of serous fluid in the labium majus or in Nuck canal. Synonym(s): hydrocele feminae
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