An adductor muscle that attaches to the femur and the pelvis. In humans, the obturator externus muscle is a flat, triangular muscle, which covers the outer surface of the anterior wall of the pelvis. It is sometimes considered part of the medial compartment of thigh, and sometimes considered part of the gluteal region. [WP,generalized]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obturator_externus_muscle ]

Synonyms: M. obturator externus external obturator

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Posterior_Hip_Muscles_1.PNG

external definition

Originates on the ventro-lateral pelvic rim and inserts on the ventral aspect of the femur, medial to the insertion of the pectineus.[AAO]

external ontology notes

the definition generalized to accommodate the AAO class - 'Originates on the ventro-lateral pelvic rim and inserts on the ventral aspect of the femur, medial to the insertion of the pectineus.' [AAO:0010043]

has related synonym

musculus obturatorius externus

external obturator

externus obturator

obturatorius externus

obturatus externus

external obturatus

obturator externus

id

UBERON:0001368