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pso·as

 (sō′əs)
n.
1. The larger of two muscles that originate in the lower spine. This muscle flexes the hip. Also called psoas major.
2. The smaller of two muscles that originate in the lower spine. This muscle flexes the lower spine. Also called psoas minor.

[New Latin, from Greek psoa.]

psoas

(ˈsəʊəs)
n
(Anatomy) either of two muscles of the loins that aid in flexing and rotating the thigh
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek psoai (pl)]

pso•as

(ˈsoʊ əs)

n., pl. pso•ai (sō′ī), pso•ae (sō′ē).
either of a pair of deep loin muscles extending from the sides of the spine to the femur.
[1675–85; < New Latin < Greek psóās]
pso•at′ic (-ˈæt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psoas - either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
Translations

psoas

n psoas m