hamstring

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hamstring

1. Anatomy any of the tendons at the back of the knee
2. the large tendon at the back of the hock in the hind leg of a horse, etc.
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The posterior thigh houses the hamstring group (semitendinosis, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris), which flex the knee, extend the hip, and tilt the pelvis posteriorly.
The short head of the bicep femoris is the only member of the hamstring group that does not cross the knee joint.