Quadrate line

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Quadrate line
Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above.
Latin linea quadrata
Gray's p.246
Anatomical terms of bone

A slight ridge is sometimes seen commencing about the middle of the intertrochanteric crest, and reaching vertically downward for about 5 cm. along the back part of the body: it is called the linea quadrata (or quadrate line), and gives attachment to the Quadratus femoris and a few fibers of the Adductor magnus.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.