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extending from side to side; situated at right angles to the long axis.


(trans-vers'), [TA] Do not confuse this word with traverse.
Crosswise; lying across the long axis of the body or of a part.
Synonym(s): transversalis [TA], transversus [TA]
[L. transversus]

trans·ver·sa·lis fas·ci·a

the lining fascia of the anterolateral abdominal wall, between the inner surface of the abdominal musculature, specifically the transverse abdominal muscle, and the peritoneum.
Synonym(s): fascia transversalis [TA]


/trans·ver·sa·lis/ (trans″ver-sa´lis) [L.] transverse.


[L.] transverse.

transversalis fascia
the fascia between the peritoneum and the abdominal muscles.
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10) For example, the modified Shouldice repair involves plication of the transversalis fascia followed by approximation of the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles to the iliopubic tract.
Articulatory apparatus of phallus (Figs 23, 24) stout, support bridge complex with narrow ponticulus transversalis, with 2+2 capitate processes, basal foramen transverse, oval, with thick ductifer; support bridge complex continued in 1+1 relatively short and thick support bridge prolongations fused along their whole length; phallotheca short and broad, oval, with tongue-shaped dorsal sclerotized plate (Figs 23, 24: dsp) and 1+1 broad, nearly triangular, ventral sclerotized plates (Fig.
The inguinal canal extends between the deep inguinal ring (defect in the transversalis fascia) and superficial inguinal ring (triangular defect in the medial portion of the external oblique aponeurosis).