sartorius

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Muscles of lower extremity, with the sartorius highlighted. (Rectus femoris removed to reveal the vastus intermedius.)

Etymology[edit]

From sartor (tailor, mender) +‎ -ius

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɑː(ɹ)ˈtɔːɹ.i.əs/

Noun[edit]

sartorius (plural sartorii)

  1. (anatomy) A long, thin muscle that runs down the length of the thigh; the longest muscle in the human body.

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