iliacus (muscle)

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il·i·a·cus (mus·cle)

origin, iliac fossa; insertion, via a common tendon with psoas major into anterior surface of lesser trochanter of the femur, and capsule of hip joint; action, flexes thigh and rotates it medially; nerve supply, lumbar plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus iliacus [TA], iliac muscle
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