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Medical Term:

lacertus of lateral rectus muscle


Definition: the part of the tendon of origin of the lateral rectus muscle attaching to the greater wing of the sphenoid bone, lateral to the common tendinous ring; often incorrectly equated to the lateral check ligament of the eyeball.

Synonym(s): lacertus musculi recti lateralis bulbiTA

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