gemellus

noun

ge·​mel·​lus jə-ˈme-ləs How to pronounce gemellus (audio)
plural gemelli -ˌlī How to pronounce gemellus (audio) also gemelluses
: either of two small muscles of the hip that insert into the tendon of the obturator internus:
a
: a superior one originating chiefly from the outer surface of the ischial spine

called also gemellus superior

b
: an inferior one originating chiefly from the ischial tuberosity

called also gemellus inferior

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“Gemellus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gemellus. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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