Definition of gracilis in English:

gracilis

(also gracilis muscle)

noun

Anatomy
  • A slender superficial muscle of the inner thigh.

    • ‘For example, some flaps such as the gracilis muscle can be harvested endoscopically to limit the length of the donor site incision.’
    • ‘While practicing my routine in May 2001, I tore a piece of the gracilis muscle in my groin.’
    • ‘Pain on the back of the medial of our knees may be caused by friction of three muscles rubbing together - your sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus.’
    • ‘The gracilis and pectineus are also hip flexors.’
    • ‘All originate at your pubic bone and, except for the gracilis, insert on your thighbone.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin, literally slender.

Pronunciation:

gracilis

/ˈɡrasələs/