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(ham′string″ )

1. Any of the tendons that form the medial and lateral boundaries of the popliteal space.
2. Any of three muscles on the posterior aspect of the thigh (the semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris). They flex the leg and adduct and extend the thigh.

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