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straight head of rectus femoris (muscle)


Definition: portion of proximal attachment of the muscle arising directly from the anterior inferior iliac spine by a tendon that is in line with the fleshy portion of the muscle.

Synonym(s): caput rectum musculi rectus femorisTA

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