noun (plural sartorii) Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin sartor tailor, from Latin sarcire to mend Date: 1704 a muscle that crosses the front of the thigh obliquely, assists in rotating the leg to the cross-legged position in which the knees are spread wide apart, and in humans is the longest muscle

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  • Sartorius — is the Latin word for tailor , and thus is a common surname. People with this last name include:* Euston Henry Sartorius, British Major General * Reginald William Sartorius, British Major General and brother of Euston * Ernst Sartorius, a 19th… …   Wikipedia

  • Sartorius — Sar*to ri*us, n. [NL., fr. L. sartor a patcher, tailor, fr. sarcire, sartum, to patch, mend.] (Anat.) A muscle of the thigh, called the tailor s muscle, which arises from the hip bone and is inserted just below the knee. So named because its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sartorius — Sartorius, 1) Georg Friedrich Christoph S., Freiherr von Waltershausen, geb. 1765 in Kassel; er wurde 1786 an der dortigen Bibliothek angestellt, 1788 Bibliotheksecretär in Göttingen u. 1794 Custos, 1802 Professor der Philosophie u. 1814… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sartorĭus — Sartorĭus, Ernst, prot. Theolog, geb. 10. Mai 1797 in Darmstadt, gest. 13. Mai 1859 zu Königsberg in Ostpreußen, ward 1822 Professor der Theologie in Marburg, 1824 in Dorpat und 1835 Oberhofprediger und Generalsuperintendent in Königsberg. Unter… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sartorius — Sartorius, Luis José …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sartorius — Porté en Alsace et dans le département du Nord, c est, tout comme Sartor (57), une latinisation de noms comme Schneider ou Schröder, correspondant au métier de tailleur …   Noms de famille

  • sartorius — [sär tō′rē əs, särtôr′ēəs] n. [ModL < LL sartor, a tailor (see SARTOR): in reference to the traditional cross legged position of tailors at work] a narrow muscle of the thigh, the longest in the human body, that passes obliquely across the… …   English World dictionary

  • Sartorius — Das Wort Sartorius bezeichnet: Sartorius AG, ein deutsches Mechatronik und Biotechnologie Unternehmen Sartorius (Gesetzessammlung), eine Gesetzessammlung zum deutschen Staats und Verwaltungsrecht den Schneidermuskel, siehe Musculus sartorius… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sartorius — Pour l homme politique espagnol, voir Luis José Sartorius. Le muscle sartorius Le muscle sartorius (Musculus sartorius), anciennement muscle couturier est un muscle de la loge antérieure de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sartorius — /sahr tawr ee euhs, tohr /, n., pl. sartorii / tawr ee uy , tohr /. Anat. 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… …   Universalium

  • sartorius — See s. (muscle). [L. sartor, a tailor, the muscle being used in crossing the legs in the tailor s position, fr. sarcio pp. sartus, to patch, mend] * * * sar·to·ri·us sär tōr ē əs n, pl rii ē .ī a muscle that arises from the anterior superior… …   Medical dictionary

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