round ligament of uterusmedical dictionary

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.

Synonyms: ligamentum teres uteri, Hunter's ligament.

(05 Mar 2000)