gracilis


gracilis
1. Slender; denoting a thin or slender structure. 2. SYN: g. (muscle). [L.]

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grac·i·lis 'gras-ə-ləs n the most superficial muscle of the inside of the thigh that arises from the lower part of the pubic symphysis and the anterior half of the pubic arch and that has its tendon inserted into the inner surface of the shaft of the tibia below the tuberosity, and that acts to adduct the thigh and to flex the leg at the knee and to assist in rotating it medially

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  • Gracĭlis — (lat.), schmächtig, schlank. G. muscŭlus, schlanker Schenkelmuskel, s. Fußmuskeln. Daher Gracilität, Schlankheit, Anmuth, gefälliges Benehmen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gracilis — Musculus gracilis Ursprung Schambein (Ramus inferior ossis pubis) Ansatz Schienbein (Pes anserinus superficialis), Fascia cruris …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gracilis — gra̱cilis, ...le [aus gleichbed. lat. gracilis]: dünn, zart, schlank, schmal; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Nucleus gracilis (Anat.) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Gracilis — grakštusis statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Gracilis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pagrindiniai terminai …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • gracilis — /gras euh lis/, n., pl. graciles / leez /. Anat. a muscle in the inner side of the thigh, the action of which assists in drawing the legs inward and in bending the knee. [1605 15; < NL; L: GRACILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gracilis — n. muscle in the inner thigh …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gracilis —   See gracile …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

  • gracilis — grac·i·lis …   English syllables

  • gracilis — ˈgrasələ̇s noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, slender : the most superficial muscle of the inside of the thigh arising from the lower part of the symphysis and the anterior half of the pubic arch and having its tendon inserted into the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gracilis muscle — Muscle infobox Name = Gracilis muscle Latin = musculus gracilis GraySubject = 128 GrayPage = 471 Caption = The gracilis and nearby muscles Caption2 = Gracilis labeled at center right. Origin = ischiopubic ramus Insertion = tibia (pes anserinus)… …   Wikipedia


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