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Vastus intermedius

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vastus intermedius

(Science: anatomy, muscle) origin, upper three-fourths of anterior surface of shaft of femur; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.

Synonym: musculus vastus intermedius, crureus, femoral muscle, intermediate great muscle, intermediate vastus muscle.