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gracilis (muscle)

 

Definition: muscle of medial compartment of thigh; origin, ramus of pubis near symphysis; insertion, shaft of tibia below medial tuberosity (see pes anserinus); action, adducts thigh, flexes knee, rotates leg medially; nerve supply, obturator.

Synonym(s): musculus gracilisTA, gracilis2

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