rectus femoris

noun

rectus fe·​mo·​ris -ˈfem-ə-rəs How to pronounce rectus femoris (audio)
: a division of the quadriceps muscle lying in the anterior middle region of the thigh, arising from the ilium by two heads, inserted into the tuberosity of the tibia by a narrow flattened tendon, and acting to flex the thigh at the hip and with the rest of the quadriceps to extend the leg at the knee

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“Rectus femoris.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rectus%20femoris. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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