Sartorius definition

sär-tôrē-əs
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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.
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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.
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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.
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(anatomy) A long thin muscle that runs down the length of the thigh; the longest muscle in the human body.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sartorius
Plural:
sartorii

Origin of sartorius

  • New Latin from Late Latin sartor tailor (from its producing the cross-legged position of a tailor at work) from sartus past participle of sarcīre to mend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition