linea aspera(redirected from Gluteal tuberosity)
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lin·e·a as·pe·ra(lĭn′ē-ə ăs′pə-rə)
n. pl. lin·e·ae as·pe·rae (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.
[New Latin līnea aspera, rough line : Latin līnea, line; see line + Latin aspera, feminine of asper, rough (in reference to its rough texture).]
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