The Sartorius muscle - the longest muscle in the human body - is a long thin muscle that runs down the length of the thigh. Its upper portion forms the lateral border of the femoral triangle. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sartorius_muscle ]

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definition
  • The Sartorius muscle - the longest muscle in the human body - is a long thin muscle that runs down the length of the thigh. Its upper portion forms the lateral border of the femoral triangle.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Sartorius.png
editor note
  • We do NOT group this AAO class here at this stage until further evidence of shared attachments
has exact synonym
  • sartorius
has related synonym
  • musculus sartorius
  • M. sartorius
  • ambliens
homology notes
  • The ambiens of reptiles and the iliotibialis of amphibians are likely homologues of the sartorius.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001373
taxon notes
  • No iliotibialis in AAO - M. sartorius has def: 'Originates on the ventral pelvic rim, the pubic region, and the ventral surface of the adductor longus. The insertion bifurcates distally; the ventral portion attaches to the aponeurosis of the cruralis and the dorsal part attaches to the distal attachment of the gracilis major, the semitendinosus, and to the aponeurosis of the cruralis.' [AAO:0010027]
  • The ambiens of reptiles and the iliotibialis of amphibians are likely homologues of the sartorius. Kardong KV, Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution, Fourth Edition (2006) McGraw-Hill, p.391 [VHOG:0001192]