greater psoas muscle

n.

A muscle with origin from the bodies of the vertebrae and the intervertebral disks from the twelfth thoracic to the fifth lumbar vertebrae and from the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, with insertion into the femur, with nerve supply from the lumbar plexus, and whose action flexes the thigh.psoas major

Nearby words

  1. greater palatine foramen,
  2. greater palatine nerve,
  3. greater petrosal nerve,
  4. greater posterior rectus muscle of head,
  5. greater prairie chicken,
  6. greater rhomboid muscle,
  7. greater roadrunner,
  8. greater scaup,
  9. greater shearwater,
  10. greater splanchnic nerve


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