A long thick muscle placed on the inner part of the thigh.

Origin. - From the under surface of the ischium and from the tendon of • the gracilis.

Insertion.- - By two divisions: (l) Into the posterior surface of the middle third of the femur; (2) into the same bone above the internal condyle. The femoral artery passes between the two insertions.

Action. - To adduct the limb.