a narrow muscle of the thigh, the longest in the human body, that passes obliquely across the front of the thigh and helps rotate the leg to the cross-legged position
Origin of sartoriusModern Latin ; from Late Latin sartor, a tailor (in reference, refer to the traditional cross-legged position of tailors at work) ; from Classical Latin sartus, past participle of sarcire, to patch ; from Indo-European base an unverified form serk-, woven substance, to hedge in from source Classical Greek herkos, a hedge
A flat narrow thigh muscle, the longest of the human anatomy, crossing the front of the thigh obliquely from the hip to the inner side of the tibia.
Origin of sartoriusNew Latin, from Late Latin sartor, tailor (from its producing the cross-legged position of a tailor at work), from sartus, past participle of sarc&imacron;re, to mend.
- (anatomy) A long thin muscle that runs down the length of the thigh; the longest muscle in the human body.