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Quadriceps femoris muscle
The quadriceps femoris (Latin for "four-headed muscle of the femur"), also called simply the quadriceps, quadriceps extensor, or quads, is a large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great extensor muscle of the knee, forming a large fleshy mass which covers the front and sides of the femur.

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quadriceps femoris

Noun
1. a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
(synonym) quadriceps, musculus quadriceps femoris, quad
(hypernym) extensor muscle, extensor
(part-holonym) thigh



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