Linea-aspera meaning

lĭnē-ə ăspə-rə
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A longitudinal ridge running down the posterior surface of the shaft of the femur, affording attachment to various muscles.
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A longitudinal ridge running down the posterior surface of the shaft of the femur, affording attachment to various muscles.
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Origin of linea-aspera

  • New Latin līnea aspera rough line Latin līnea line line Latin aspera feminine of asper rough (in reference to its rough texture)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition