Quadrate line

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Quadrate line
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Upper extremity of right femur viewed from behind and above.
Details
Latin linea quadrata
Dorlands
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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.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)