linea aspera

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linea

 [lin´e-ah] (L.)
linea al´ba white line; the tendinous median line on the anterior abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
li´neae albican´tes white or colorless lines on the abdomen, breasts, or thighs caused by mechanical stretching of the skin, with weakening of the elastic tissue; see also atrophic striae.
linea as´pera a rough longitudinal line on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
linea ni´gra the linea alba when it has become pigmented in pregnancy.

lin·e·a as·'pe·ra

[TA]
a rough ridge with two pronounced lips running down the posterior surface of the shaft of the femur; the lateral lip of the linea aspera is a continuation of the gluteal tuberosity, the medial lip of the intertrochanteric line; it affords attachment to the vastus medialis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, adductor brevis, the short head of the biceps, and the vastus lateralis muscles as well as to the intermuscular septa of the thigh.
Synonym(s): rough line of femur

linea aspera

(lĭn′ē-ə ăs′pə-rə)
n. pl. lineae asperae (lĭn′ē-ē′ ăs′pə-rē′)
A longitudinal ridge running down the posterior surface of the shaft of the femur, affording attachment to various muscles.

linea aspera

the posterior crest of the femur (thigh bone) that extends proximally into three ridges to which are attached various muscles, including the gluteus maximus, pectineus, and iliacus.

lin·e·a as·pe·ra

(lin'ē-ă as'pĕr-ă) [TA]
The rough ridge with two pronounced lips running the length of the posterior femur.
[L., rough line]

linea

pl. lineae [L.] a narrow ridge or streak on a surface, as of the body or a bone or other organ; a line.

linea alba
white line; the tendinous median line on the ventral abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
linea albicantes
see atrophic stria.
linea aspera
one or two rough longitudinal lines on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
lineae atrophicae
see atrophic stria.
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