Definition of Psoas

1. Noun. Either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh.

Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle



Definition of Psoas

1. n. An internal muscle arising from the lumbar vertebræ and inserted into the femur. In man there are usually two on each side, and the larger one, or great psoas, forms a part of the iliopsoas.

Definition of Psoas

1. Noun. (anatomy) Either of two muscles, the psoas major and psoas minor involved in flexion of the trunk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Psoas

1. a muscle of the loin [n PSOAI or PSOAE] : PSOATIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psoas

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psittacotic
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psoas (current term)
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psocopterous insect
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psoraleas
psoralen

Literary usage of Psoas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The psoas magnus is supplied by the anterior branches of the second and third ... The psoas and Iliacus muscles, acting from above, flex the thigh upon the ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"In many cases the vermiform appendix rests upon the right psoas ... 381) is a long, slender muscle placed in front of the psoas magnus. ..."

3. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"108, A.) This is a very resisting fibrous expansion, covering the great and iliac psoas muscles. Attached, inwardly, to the tendon of the small psoas, ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"Incision is then made through the peritoneum covering the psoas parvus tendon in ... The free end of the psoas parvus tendon is grasped and drawn inwardly ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"It may be otherwise noticed that the appendix is in general more approximated to the psoas muscle in man than in woman. In other words, the appendix is more ..."

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