lateral vastus muscle lateral vas·tus muscle (vās’təs)
A muscle with origin from the posterior ridge of the femur as far as the greater trochanter, with insertion into the tibia, with nerve supply from the femoral nerve, and whose action extends the leg. Also called lateral great muscle.
- Lateral ventricle
lateral ventricle n. A horseshoe-shaped cavity conforming to the general shape of each cerebral hemisphere and communicating with the third ventricle.
[lat-er-uh n] /ˈlæt ər ən/ noun 1. the church of St. John Lateran, the cathedral church of the city of Rome; the church of the pope as bishop of Rome. /ˈlætərən/ noun the Lateran 1. Also called Lateran palace. a palace in Rome, formerly the official residence of the popes 2. any of five ecumenical […]
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. any of the five ecumenical councils (1123, 1139, 1179, 1215, 1512–17) held in the Lateran Palace.
noun 1. a palace in Rome used as the papal residence from the 4th century a.d. to the removal of the papal court to Avignon, rebuilt in 1586, and now a museum for classical and Christian antiques.