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rectus femoris (muscle)


Definition: anterior (superficial) middle head of quadriceps femoris; origin, anterior inferior spine of ilium and upper margin of acetabulum; insertion, via common tendon of quadriceps femoris into patella, and via patellar ligament to tibial tuberosity.

Synonym(s): musculus rectus femorisTA, rectus muscle of thigh

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