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gracilis

[ gras-uh-lis ]
/ ˈgræs ə lɪs /
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noun, plural grac·i·les [gras-uh-leez]. /ˈgræs əˌliz/. Anatomy.

a muscle in the inner side of the thigh, the action of which assists in drawing the legs inward and in bending the knee.

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Origin of gracilis

1605–15; <New Latin; Latin: gracile
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