Definition of Iliacus

1. a muscle in the groin [n -ES]



Medical Definition of Iliacus

1. Origin, iliac fossa; insertion, tendon of psoas, anterior surface of lesser trochanter, and capsule of hip joint; action, flexes thigh and rotates it medially; nerve supply, lumbar plexus. Synonym: musculus iliacus, iliac muscle. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iliacus

iliac horn
iliac horns
iliac muscle
iliac plexus
iliac roll
iliac spine
iliac steal
iliac tubercle
iliac tuberosity
iliac vein
iliac veins
iliacal
iliacosubfascial fossa
iliacosubfascial hernia
iliacus (current term)
iliacus minor
iliacuses
iliadelphus
iliads
ilial
ilices
ilicic
ilicic acid
ilicin
iligant
ilinskite
ilio-
iliococcygeal
iliococcygeal muscle

Literary usage of Iliacus

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The iliacus is a flat, triangular muscle which fills up the whole of the iliac fossa. It arises from the upper two-thirds of this fossa and from the inner ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The iliacus (m. iliac-us) (Fig. 381) is a flat, triangular muscle which fills up the whole of the iliac fos.sa. ..."

3. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The iliacus is a flat, triangular muscle, which fills the iliac fossa. It arises from the upper two-thirds of this fossa, and from the inner lip of the ..."

4. The Dissectors' Manual of Practical and Surgical Anatomy by Erasmus Wilson (1854)
"The iliacus and psoas arising from within the abdomen, can only be seen in their entire ... The tendon of the psoas magnus unites with that of the iliacus, ..."

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