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spiral line of femur


Definition: a curved line with its superior end adjacent to the lesser trochanter, nearly continuous with the intertrochanteric line, and converging inferiorly with the pectineal line to form the medial lip of the linea aspera; forms the medial boundary of the distal attachment of the iliacus muscle.

Synonym(s): linea spiralis femoris

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