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.
- pso·at·ic [soh-at-ik], /soʊˈæt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use psoas in a sentence
If the subjacent iliac and psoas muscles be implicated, the thigh is flexed upon the leg in decubitus.
This boy died before he was 20, with a psoas abscess, and I remember crying myself to sleep the night I learned of his death.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) | Havelock Ellis
Hyperæsthesia developed in more than one case in which injury to the psoas had led to hæmorrhage into the muscle sheath.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 | George Henry Makins
Blood-staining of psoas sheath; no injury to vertebral column or to bowel detected.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 | George Henry Makins
In one pound weight of the psoas muscles Fleming counted no less than 300 Cysticerci.Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for psoas
either of two muscles of the loins that aid in flexing and rotating the thigh
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