iliococcygeus muscle


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il·i·o·coc·cyg·e·us mus·cle

(il'ē-ō-kok-sij'ē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
The posterior part of the levator ani arising from the tendinous arch of the levator ani muscle and inserting on the anococcygeal ligament and coccyx.
Synonym(s): musculus iliococcygeus [TA] , iliococcygeal muscle.
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The levator ani is further made up of the pubococcygeus, puborectalis, and iliococcygeus muscles.
Inside the pelvis the inferior gluteal artery gives branches to piriformis, ischiococcygeus and iliococcygeus muscles.