internal obturator muscle

n.

A muscle with origin from the pelvic surface of the obturator membrane and the margin of the obturator foramen, with insertion into the medial surface of the greater trochanter, with nerve supply from the sacral plexus, and whose action rotates the thigh laterally.

Nearby words

  1. internal iliac vein,
  2. internal intercostal muscle,
  3. internal jugular vein,
  4. internal market,
  5. internal medicine,
  6. internal occipital crest,
  7. internal ophthalmopathy,
  8. internal ophthalmoplegia,
  9. internal phase,
  10. internal pudendal artery


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