Pectineal line (femur)

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Bone: Pectineal line (femur)
Right femur. Posterior surface.
Latin l. pectinea
Gray's subject #59 246
/ Elsevier

On the posterior surface of the femur, the intermediate ridge or pectineal line is continued to the base of the lesser trochanter and gives attachment to the pectineus muscle.

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