What does the word quadratus mean?

  • A name given to several muscles which are more or less square in shape; see under musculus.

  • [ Latin] An oblong muscle; as Q. lumborum( square muscle of the loin), Q. femoris, Q. menti, Q. plantae.

  • A name for muscles whose figure approaches a square. Depressor Labii inferioris, Quadratus femoris.

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