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gracilis

[gras-uh-lis]
noun, plural grac·i·les [gras-uh-leez] /ˈgræs əˌliz/. Anatomy.
  1. 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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