tensor fasciae latae

noun
tensor fas·​ci·​ae la·​tae | \ -ˈfash-ē-ē-ˈlā-tē How to pronounce tensor fasciae latae (audio) \
variants: or tensor fascia lata \ -​ˈfash-​ē-​ə-​ˈlā-​tə How to pronounce tensor fascia lata (audio) \

Medical Definition of tensor fasciae latae

: 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

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