Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to adductor magnus: Pectineus, adductor brevis, adductor longus
the long, heavy triangular muscle of the medial aspect of the thigh. The adductor magnus acts to adduct the thigh. The proximal portion acts to rotate the thigh medially and flex it on the hip; the distal portion acts to extend the thigh and rotate it laterally. Compare adductor brevis, adductor longus, gracilis, pectineus.
Adductor MagnusA hip/upper thigh muscle.
Action Adducts, extends thigh
Nerve Obturator, sciatic
Origin Ischial tuberosity, ischiopubic ramus
Insertion Linea aspera, adductor tubercle of femur