[ soh-uh s ]
/ ˈsoʊ əs /
noun, plural pso·ai [soh-ahy] /ˈsoʊ aɪ/, pso·ae [soh-ee] /ˈsoʊ i/. Anatomy.
either of two muscles, one on each side of the loin, extending internally from the sides of the spinal column to the upper end of the femur, which assist in flexing and rotating the thigh and flexing the trunk on the pelvis.
Origin of psoas
1675–85; < New Latin < Greek psóās, accusative plural (taken as nominative singular) of psóa a muscle of the loins
Related formspso·at·ic [soh-at-ik] /soʊˈæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psoae
/ (ˈsəʊəs) /
either of two muscles of the loins that aid in flexing and rotating the thigh
Word Origin for psoas
C17: from New Latin, from Greek psoai (pl)
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