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)
: 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 23 Feb. 2024.

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