- a muscle in the inner side of the thigh, the action of which assists in drawing the legs inward and in bending the knee.
Origin of gracilis
1605–15; < New Latin; Latin: gracile
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Examples from the Web for gracilis
The gracilis is one of the most beautiful of all the deutzias.The Amateur Garden
George W. Cable
"I'll run the Gracilis if you will steer," she said quietly.The Firing Line
Robert W. Chambers
Top: Hybopsis gracilis gracilis, 230.0 mm standard length, one of the largest specimens examined.
Bottom: Hybopsis gracilis gulonella, 121.6 mm standard length, the largest specimen examined of this subspecies.
Judging from the nature of the terrain, the range of gracilis does not extend eastward much beyond the Raft River Mountains.The Pocket Gophers (Genus Thomomys) of Utah, Vol. 1 No. 1
Stephen D. Durrant