iliococcygeal muscle


iliococcygeal muscle
iliococcygeus muscle musculus iliococcygeus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • musculus iliococcygeus — [TA] iliococcygeal muscle: the posterior portion of the levator ani, which originates as far anteriorly as the obturator canal and inserts on the side of the coccyx and the anococcygeal ligament; innervation, third and fourth sacral; action,… …   Medical dictionary

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  • iliococcygeus — il·io·coc·cy·geus .il ē ō käk sij (ē )əs n a muscle of the pelvis that is a subdivision of the levator ani, has its origin at the pubic symphysis and the tendon which arches over the obturator internus, inserts on the coccyx and perineal body,… …   Medical dictionary


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