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the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults
breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jettyverb
a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
build with groins
"The ceiling was groined"
The long narrow depression of the human body that separates the trunk from the legs.
The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults
The surface formed by two such vaults.
A structure projecting from a beach to change the pattern of erosion.
To build with groins.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The part next the thigh.
Etymology: Of uncertain derivation.
The fatal dart arrives,
And through the border of his buckler drives;
Pass’d through and pierc’d his groin; the deadly wound
Cast from his chariot, roll’d him on the ground. Dryden.
the snout of a swine
to grunt to growl; to snarl; to murmur
the line between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh, or the region of this line; the inguen
the projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults, growing more obtuse as it approaches the summit
the surface formed by two such vaults
a frame of woodwork across a beach to accumulate and retain shingle
to fashion into groins; to build with groins
Etymology: [Icel. grein distinction, division, branch; akin to Sw. gren, branch, space between the legs, Icel. greina to distinguish, divide, Sw. grena to branch, straddle. Cf. Grain a branch.]
In human anatomy, the groin areas are the two creases at the junction of the torso with the legs, on either side of the pubic area. This is also known as the medial compartment of the thigh. A pulled groin muscle usually refers to a painful injury sustained by straining the hip adductor muscles. These hip adductor muscles that make up the groin consist of the adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis, and pectineus. These groin muscles adduct the thigh. The groin is innervated by the obturator nerve, with two exceptions: the pectineus muscle is innervated by the femoral nerve, and the hamstring portion of adductor magnus is innervated by the tibial nerve. This difference in innervation has caused some dispute whether or not the pectineus belongs to this groin and adduction group even though it still adducts the thigh. For vascular surgeons the groin is the preferred site for incisions to enter a catheter into the vascular system. In the groin, underneath the skin, are some lymph glands that play a role in the immune system. These can be swollen due to certain diseases, the most common one being a simple infection, and, less likely, from cancer.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
groin, n. the part of the body on either side of the belly where the thigh joins the trunk: (archit.) the angular curve formed by the crossing of two arches.—v.t. to form into groins, to build in groins.—n. Groin′-cen′tring, the centring of timber during construction.—adj. Groined, having angular curves made by the intersection of two arches.—n. Groin′ing.—Underpitch groining, a kind of vaulting used when the main vault of a groined roof is higher than the transverse intersecting vault, as in St George's Chapel, Windsor—sometimes called Welsh groining. [Ice. grein, division, branch—greina, to divide; Sw. gren, branch, space between the legs; Scot. graine, grane, the branch of a tree or river.]
groin, v.i. (obs.) to grunt, to growl. [O. Fr. grogner—L. grunnīre, to grunt.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The external junctural region between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh.
A known location on the human body.
Every adult human being and others know intuitively where their groin area is.
Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020
The numerical value of groin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of groin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of groin in a Sentence
I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn't mine.
We did what we call a cut-down : We opened up a big artery in the shoulder area and surgically tied in a graft-conduit, that allowed me to put in the 5-liter pump into the shoulder area through a graft, and pull the other one out from the groin. That ultimately I think is like playing chess — you got ta plan for the next move.
After the medical examinations today, it has been determined that I have suffered a groin strain (grade 1) in Rome, i have started to do rehab and will evaluate the situation in the upcoming days to decide whether I can play the French Open.
The one thing we do know for sure is when you’re collecting a sample off of a human being, you want to go where the most scent is produced. That is the head, the pits, the groin and the feet. Given those options, I went with feet, we collected some socks from people willing to donate socks, and we taught the dogs, by smelling the socks, which ones were the Covid socks and they picked it up very quickly.
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- مغبن, أربيةArabic
- engonalCatalan, Valencian
- lyske, skridtDanish
- βουβώνας, αχαμνάGreek
- ingle, entrepiernaSpanish
- 鼠蹊部, また, 鼠蹊, 脚の付け根Japanese
- 가랑이, 샅Korean
- tapa o te kūhā, tapatapaMāori
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