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rhomboideus minor

noun

Definition of RHOMBOIDEUS MINOR

:  a muscle arising from the inferior part of the ligamentum nuchae and from the spinous processes of the seventh cervical and first thoracic vertebrae, inserted into the vertebral border of the scapula at the base of the bony process terminating in the acromion, and acting to adduct and laterally rotate the scapula—called also rhomboid minor

Illustration of RHOMBOIDEUS MINOR

March 30, 2015
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