falx inguinalis -->
conjoint tendon
medical dictionary

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.

Synonyms: falx inguinalis, tendo conjunctivus, conjoined tendon, falx aponeurotica, inguinal aponeurotic fold.

Contracted tendon, a condition of young horses in which the flexor tendon's of the leg are shortened.

(05 Mar 2000)