Definition of quadratus in English:

quadratus

Syllabification: qua·dra·tus
Pronunciation: /kwäˈdrātəs
 
/

noun (plural quadrati /-ˈdrātˌī/)

Anatomy
  • Any of several roughly square or rectangular muscles, e.g., in the abdomen, thigh, and eye socket.
    More example sentences
    • The fourth layer is composed of a single muscle, pronator quadratus, which is not seen at this level.
    • In this section pronator quadratus is thinning and is seen for the last time.
    • The quadratus femoris and obturator externus muscles appear for the first time in this section.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin, literally 'made square'.

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