sartorius

[ sahr-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr- ]

noun,plural sar·to·ri·i [sahr-tawr-ee-ahy, -tohr-]. /sɑrˈtɔr iˌaɪ, -ˈtoʊr-/. Anatomy.
  1. a long, flat, narrow muscle extending obliquely from the front of the hip to the inner side of the tibia, assisting in bending the hip or knee joint and in rotating the thigh outward: the longest muscle in humans.

Origin of sartorius

1
1695–1705; <New Latin sartōrius, adj. derivative of Late Latin sartor tailor; see -tory1

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How to use sartorius in a sentence

  • I then went into the cabin and ordered breakfast, to prevent further discussion until the arrival of Captain sartorius.

    The Surrender of Napoleon | Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.
  • sartorius and the surviving English officers formed a cordon across the narrow neck of land.

  • Baker and sartorius, and the other English officers, remained on shore to superintend the embarkation.

  • Bring some work,” said Anna sartorius to me, “or you will find it langweilig—slow, I mean.

    The First Violin | Jessie Fothergill
  • One day, about this time, I met Anna sartorius in one of the picture exhibitions.

    The First Violin | Jessie Fothergill

British Dictionary definitions for sartorius

sartorius

/ (sɑːˈtɔːrɪəs) /


nounplural -torii (-ˈtɔːrɪˌaɪ)
  1. anatomy a long ribbon-shaped muscle that aids in flexing the knee

Origin of sartorius

1
C18: New Latin, from sartorius musculus, literally: tailor's muscle, because it is used when one sits in the cross-legged position in which tailors traditionally sat while sewing

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