groin muscle

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One of the adductor muscles of the groin which include the gracilis, pectineus, and adductor longus. All these muscles originate from the pubic bones and are inserted into the posterior surface of the femur. The muscles work powerfully when, in a running action, the foot leaves the ground and begins to swing, and the leg rotates outward in relation to the hip.

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