An adductor muscle that attaches to the pelvic bone and the femur. In humans, The pectineus muscle is a flat, quadrangular muscle, situated at the anterior part of the upper and medial aspect of the thigh. It can be classified in the medial compartment of thigh (when the function is emphasized) or the anterior compartment of thigh (when the nerve is emphasized). [WP,generalized]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectineus_muscle ]

Synonyms: pectineus M. pectineus

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Anterior_Hip_Muscles_2.PNG

external definition

Originates on the lateral border of the ilium and the anterior margin of the pubis. It inserts on the ventral surface of the femoral shaft.[AAO]

external ontology notes

Definition generalized to accommodate AAO class - 'Originates on the lateral border of the ilium and the anterior margin of the pubis. It inserts on the ventral surface of the femoral shaft.' [AAO:0010036]

has related synonym

musculus pectineus

id

UBERON:0001382