The loins (or: lumbus) are the sides between the lower ribs and pelvis, and the lower part of the back. It is often used when describing the anatomy of humans and quadrupeds (such as horses, pigs or cattle). The anatomical reference also carries over into the description of cuts of meat from some such animals, e.g. tenderloin or sirloin steak.
In human anatomy, the groin (the adjective is inguinal, as in inguinal canal) is the junctional area (also known as the inguinal region) between the abdomen and the thigh on either side of the pubic bone. This is also known as the medial compartment of the thigh that consists of the adductor muscles of the hip or the groin muscles. 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 (bring the femur and knee closer to the midline). 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.In the groin, underneath the skin, there are three to five deep inguinal lymph nodes 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. A chain of superficial inguinal lymph nodes drain to the deep nodes.
In a venography procedure, the groin is the preferred site for incisions to enter a catheter into the vascular system.
The inguinal ligament runs from the pubic tubercle to the anterior superior iliac spine and its anatomy is very important for hernia operations.
The part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) at each side of the backbone, between the ribs and hips
Any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal
The crease or depression of the human body at the junction of the trunk and the thigh, together with the surrounding region.
The area adjoining this fold or depression.
“He pulled a muscle in his groin.”
The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults
“He got kicked in the groin and was writhing in pain.”
The surface formed by two such vaults.
To deliver a blow to the genitals of.
“In the scrum he somehow got groined.”
“She groined him and ran to the car.”
To build with groins.
(literary) To hollow out, to excavate.
“‘Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped / Through granites which titanic wars had groined.’ (From [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Meeting_(poem) Strange Meeting] by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Owen Wilfred Owen]).”
To grunt; to growl; to snarl; to murmur.
the part of the body on both sides of the spine between the lowest (false) ribs and the hip bones.
the region of the sexual organs regarded as the source of erotic or procreative power
“he felt a stirring in his loins at the thought”
a joint of meat that includes the vertebrae of the loins
“loin of pork”
the area between the abdomen and the upper thigh on either side of the body.
the region of the genitals
“she kicked him in the groin”
a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults.
US spelling of groyne