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lateral vastus muscle

lateral vastus muscle in Medicine

lateral vastus muscle lateral vas·tus muscle (vās'təs)
n.
A muscle with origin from the posterior ridge of the femur as far as the greater trochanter, with insertion into the tibia, with nerve supply from the femoral nerve, and whose action extends the leg. Also called lateral great muscle.

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