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gracilis

[′gras·ə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A long slender muscle on the medial aspect of the thigh.
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The transparent artificial muscle could one day be used instead of the gracilis muscle from the thigh.
He's torn a gracilis muscle, and we've decided to call it a day,"saidLund.
Of last year's Oaks finalist Liam Morgan, assistant trainer to John Gammon, said: "She's torn a gracilis muscle, and it's an unfortunate end to a very successful career.
Mark Wallis, whose Mountjoy Orion damaged a gracilis muscle when trailing the field in the Essex Vase final, reported Ayamzaman relatively unscathed after a nasty-looking incident in a 400m open but the prolific winner will now be put away for the year meaning his final tally of open wins is 21.
BALLYMAC PEN suffered a gracilis muscle injury when well beaten from what appeared a winning position in last week's Charlie Miller Stayers final at Hove and faces three months on the sidelines, writes Jonathan Kay.
Madoff presented 2-year follow-up data on 115 patients in a multicenter prospective study of dynamic gradioplasty, in which the gracilis muscle is harvested from the patient's thigh, wrapped around the anus, and forced to contract by an implanted pulse generator.
This impulse is then passed across the child's face along the nerve graft to the newly transplanted gracilis muscle on the paralyzed side of the face.