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Medical Term:

tendinous intersections of rectus abdominis


usually three but occasionally four transverse fibrous bands or partial bands occurring at intervals as interruptions of the fleshy, contractile portions of the rectus abdominis muscle; they usually occur at and superior to the umbilicus.

Synonym(s): intersectiones tendineae musculi recti abdominisTA

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