quadratus femoris

noun

quadratus fem·​o·​ris -ˈfem-ə-rəs How to pronounce quadratus femoris (audio)
: a small flat muscle of the gluteal region that arises from the ischial tuberosity, inserts into the greater trochanter and adjacent region of the femur, and serves to rotate the thigh laterally

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“Quadratus femoris.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/quadratus%20femoris. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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