outer hamstring


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hamstring

 [ham´string]
one of the tendons that laterally and medially bound the depression in the popliteal fossa (posterior region of the knee).
The inner and outer hamstrings.
inner h's the tendons of the gracilis, sartorius, and two other muscles of the lower limb (see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices).
outer hamstring the tendon of the biceps muscle of the thigh (see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices).

outer hamstring

A tendon of the biceps femoris muscle along the back of the thigh.
See also: hamstring
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