pectineus

noun
pec·​tin·​e·​us | \ pek-ˈtin-ē-əs How to pronounce pectineus (audio) \
plural pectinei\ -​ē-​ˌī How to pronounce pectineus (audio) , -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce pectineus (audio) \

Medical Definition of pectineus

: a flat quadrangular muscle of the upper front and inner aspect of the thigh that arises mostly from the iliopectineal line of the pubis and is inserted along the pectineal line of the femur

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“Pectineus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pectineus. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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