gemellus


Also found in: Wikipedia.

in·fe·ri·or ge·mel·lus (mus·cle)

[TA]
deep muscle of gluteal region; origin, tuberosity of ischium; insertion, tendon of musculus obturator internus; action, rotates thigh laterally; nerve supply, sacral plexus.

gemellus

[jəmel′əs]
either of a pair of small muscles arising from the ischium. They rotate the thigh laterally and blend with the obturator internus tendon.

in·fer·i·or ge·mel·lus mus·cle

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr jĕ-mel'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, tuberosity of ischium; insertion, tendon of musculus obturator internus; action, rotates thigh laterally; nerve supply, sacral plexus.
Synonym(s): gemellus, musculus gemellus inferior.

gemellus

(jĕm-ĕl′ŭs) plural.gemelli [L., twin]
Either of two muscles inserted in the obturator internus tendon.
References in periodicals archive ?
Variations include multiple branches from the nerve to the quadratus femoris, different trajectories through the greater and/or lesser sciatic notch, branches from nerves to the obturator internus or superior gemellus, and direct innervation from the sacral branches or obturator nerve.
Virdius Gemellus was also an independent procurator in Bithynia during Pliny's governorship.
However, the first ischial cut can be easily performed prior to repositioning through the lateral incision, between the inferior gemellus and obturator externus muscles, with optimal visual control of the sciatic nerve.
The gluteals (maximus, medius, and minimus) and the "deep six" muscles of the hip (piriformis, quadratus femoris, obturator internus, obturator externus, gemellus superior, and gemellus inferior) serve to flex, extend, abduct, adduct, and medially or laterally rotate the hip.
The creditor, Marcus Sempronius Gemellus, gymnasiarch-to-be of Arsinoe, is known from other texts.