linea aspera

linea aspera
linea as·pe·ra -'as-pə-rə n, pl lineae as·pe·rae -rē a longitudinal ridge on the posterior surface of the middle third of the femur

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[TA] rough line: the broad, thickened ridge that forms the posterior border of the femur and has distinct lateral and medial lips.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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