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Rectus muscle of thigh

rectus muscle of thigh --> rectus femoris

(Science: anatomy, muscle) 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: musculus rectus femoris, rectus muscle of thigh.


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