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Related to linea aspera: Gluteal tuberosity, Adductor tubercle

linea

(lin -ee-ă) (plural: lineae) a dark or bright elongated marking, straight or curved, on the surface of a planet or satellite. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.
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All the foramina were located on flexor surface (posterior surface) of femur near the linea aspera especially in middle one-third of bone (Type 2).
El foramen nutricio del femur se localizaba en la linea aspera en el 72,5% (36,25% en el intersticio, 8,75 en el labio lateral de la linea aspera y 27,5 en el labio labio medial de la linea aspera), en el 21,25% en la cara medial y en el 6,25% en la cara lateral de la diafisis del hueso.
It arose from lower part of lateral extension of linea aspera, above the origin of the lateral head of gastrocnemius muscle.