tensor fasciae latae


tensor fas·​ci·​ae la·​tae -ˈfash-ē-ē-ˈlā-tē How to pronounce tensor fasciae latae (audio)
variants or tensor fascia lata
: a muscle that arises especially from the anterior part of the iliac crest and from the anterior superior iliac spine, is inserted into the iliotibial band of the fascia lata about one third of the way down the thigh, and acts to flex and abduct the thigh

Dictionary Entries Near tensor fasciae latae

Cite this Entry

“Tensor fasciae latae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tensor%20fasciae%20latae. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

A Good Old-Fashioned Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?