1. [syn: sartorius, sartorius muscle, musculus sartorius]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sartorius \Sar*to"ri*us\, n. [NL., fr. L. sartor a patcher,
tailor, fr. sarcire, sartum, to patch, mend.] (Anat.)
A muscle of the thigh, called the tailor's muscle, which
arises from the hip bone and is inserted just below the knee.
So named because its contraction was supposed to produce the
position of the legs assumed by the tailor in sitting.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a muscle in the thigh that helps to rotate the leg into the
sitting position assumed by a tailor; the longest muscle in
the human body [syn: sartorius, sartorius muscle,