superior gemellus muscle

[ jə-mĕləs ]

n.

A muscle with origin in the ischial spine and the lesser sciatic notch, with insertion to the tendon of the internal obturator muscle, with nerve supply from the sacral plexus, and whose action rotates the thigh laterally.

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