linea aspera

noun
linea as·​pe·​ra | \ -ˈas-pə-rə How to pronounce linea aspera (audio) \
plural lineae asperae\ -​rē How to pronounce linea aspera (audio) \

Medical Definition of linea aspera

: a longitudinal ridge on the posterior surface of the middle third of the femur

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“Linea aspera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/linea%20aspera. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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