articular muscle of knee

n.

A muscle with origin from the lower anterior surface of the shaft of the femur, with insertion into the capsule of the knee joint, with nerve supply from the femoral nerve, and whose action retracts the suprapatellar bursa.

Nearby words

  1. articular corpuscle,
  2. articular disk,
  3. articular lamella,
  4. articular muscle,
  5. articular muscle of elbow,
  6. articular nerve,
  7. articularly,
  8. articulate,
  9. articulated,
  10. articulated joint


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