sartorius (muscle)

(redirected from tailor's muscle)

sar·to·ri·us (mus·cle)

superficial anterior thigh muscle; origin, anterior superior spine of ilium; insertion, medial border of tuberosity of tibia; action, flexes thigh and leg, rotates leg medially and thigh laterally; nerve supply, femoral.
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In fact, the name sartorius (from the Latin word for tailor) and its nickname, the "tailor's muscle", are derived from the old habit of tailors crossing their legs to sit while working.