Fovea for ligament of head - Fovea capitis femoris

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The fovea for ligament of head is an ovoid depression which is situated a little below and behind the center of the head of femur, and gives attachment to the ligamentum teres.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Appendicular skeleton > Bones of lower limb > Free part of lower limb > Femur; Thigh bone > Head of femur > Fovea for ligament of head

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