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groove for popliteus


Definition: a groove on the lateral condyle of the femur between the epicondyle and the articular margin. Its anterior end gives origin to the popliteus muscle; its posterior end lodges the tendon of the muscle when the knee is fully flexed.

Synonym(s): sulcus popliteusTA, popliteal groove

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