vastus


vastus
Great. See v. intermedius (muscle), v. lateralis (muscle), v. medialis (muscle). [L.]

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n.
any of three muscles (vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis) that form part of the quadriceps muscle of the thigh.

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vas·tus (vasґtəs) [L.] great or vast; description of muscles, as musculus vastus lateralis.

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  • vastus — n. any of three muscles (vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis) that form part of the quadriceps muscle of the thigh …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • vastus — /vas teuhs/, n., pl. vasti / tuy/. Anat. any of several muscles in the front part of the thigh constituting part of the quadriceps muscle, the action of which assists in extending the leg. [ < L: VAST] * * * …   Universalium

  • vastus — n. wide muscle …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • vastus medialis — vastus me·di·a·lis .mēd ē ā ləs, al əs n the division of the quadriceps muscle that covers the inner anterior aspect of the femur, arises chiefly from the femur and the adjacent intermuscular septum, inserts into the inner border of the patella… …   Medical dictionary


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