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Round ligament of uterus

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round ligament of uterus

A fibromuscular band that is attached to the uterus on either side in front of and below the opening of the uterine tube; it passes through the inguinal canal to the labium majus; corresponds to the spermatic cord of male in that it passes through the inguinal canal and gains similar coverings, but is not homologous.

Synonym: ligamentum teres uteri, hunter's ligament.