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Falx inguinalis

Falx inguinalis –>
conjoint tendon
Common tendon of insertion of the transversus and obliquus internus muscles into the crest and spine of the pubis and iliopectineal line; it is frequently muscular rather than aponeurotic and may be poorly developed; forms posterior wall of medial inguinal canal.
See: aponeurosis of internal abdominal oblique muscle.
Synonym: falx inguinalis, tendo conjunctivus, conjoined tendon, falx aponeurotica, inguinal aponeurotic fold.
Contracted tendon, a condition of young horses in which the flexor tendons of the leg are shortened.


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