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broadest muscle of back

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  • Muscle — is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart… …   Medical dictionary

  • latissimus dorsi — /leuh tis euh meuhs dawr suy/, pl. latissimi dorsi /leuh tis euh muy dawr suy/. Anat. a broad, flat muscle on each side of the midback, the action of which draws the arm backward and downward and rotates the front of the arm toward the body. [ <… …   Universalium

  • latissimus dorsi — noun (plural latissimi dorsi) Etymology: New Latin, literally, broadest (muscle) of the back Date: 1684 a broad flat superficial muscle chiefly of the middle and lower back that extends, adducts, and rotates the arm medially and draws the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • latissimus dorsi — la•tis•si•mus dor•si [[t]ləˈtɪs ə məs ˈdɔr saɪ[/t]] n. pl. la•tis•si•mi dorsi [[t]ləˈtɪs əˌmaɪ[/t]] anat. a broad, flat muscle on each side of the middle of the back, the action of which draws the arm backward and downward • Etymology: < NL:… …   From formal English to slang

  • latissimus — [lα: tɪsɪməs] (also latissimus dorsi dɔ:sʌɪ, si:) noun (plural latissimi lα: tɪsɪmʌɪ, mi:) Anatomy either of a pair of large, roughly triangular muscles covering the lower part of the back. Origin C17: mod. L., from musculus latissimus dorsi, lit …   English new terms dictionary

  • latissimus dorsi — /læˌtɪsɪməs ˈdɔsi/ (say la.tisimuhs dawsee) noun Anatomy one of a pair of broad muscles, located on either side of the back, running from under the arm to the waist. {New Latin: the broadest (muscle) of the back} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Risorius — Muscle infobox Name = Risorius Latin = musculus risorius GraySubject = 108 GrayPage = 385 Caption = Muscles of the head, face, and neck. Origin = parotid fascia Insertion = modiolus Blood = facial artery Nerve = Buccal branch of the facial nerve… …   Wikipedia

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