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Vastus lateralis

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Vastus lateralis

(Science: anatomy, muscle) origin, lateral lip of linea aspera as far as great trochanter; insertion, tibial tuberosity by way of common tendon of quadriceps femoris and patellar ligament; action, extends leg; nerve supply, femoral.

Synonym: musculus vastus lateralis, lateral great muscle, lateral vastus muscle, musculus vastus externus.