pectoral muscle


Definition of pectoral muscle 

: any of the muscles which connect the ventral walls of the chest with the bones of the upper arm and shoulder and of which there are two on each side of the human body

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Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown was traded, two guards were lost to injury and the Texans right tackle never even got a chance to play after tearing two pectoral muscles in the offseason. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Just how good is the AFC South?," 11 Jan. 2018 At the French Open, Williams dropped out before her fourth round match against Maria Sharapova due to a right pectoral muscle injury. Jenna West,, "2018 Wimbledon TV Schedule," 1 July 2018 Both pitchers will face outfielder Steven Souza Jr., who has been out with a recurring pectoral muscle injury. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo focusing on Brad Boxberger’s workload," 8 June 2018 But perhaps a result of overplaying, Serena tweaked her right pectoral muscle during the middle weekend and pulled out of her round of 16 match against Maria Sharapova. Jon Wertheim,, "50 Parting Thoughts From Roland Garros 2018," 10 June 2018 But Williams has been clear that her exit was due to a painful injury in her pectoral muscle that was aggravated during a match yesterday., "No, Serena Williams & Maria Sharapova Aren't Feuding," 4 June 2018 Hightower suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the seventh game of the 2017 season and had season-ending surgery on Oct. 26. Mark Inabinett,, "Dont'a Hightower sends New England Patriots out to AFC championship," 21 Jan. 2018 And the Lions worked out three Wisconsin linebackers, including Jack Cichy, who was a promising prospect before tearing his pectoral muscle and ACL in consecutive seasons. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "NFL draft preview: Will Detroit Lions love of LBs spill into draft?," 23 Apr. 2018 First came the report that Jeff Samardzija would be out up to five weeks because of a strained right pectoral muscle. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Here is Royals' Whit Merrifield's line drive that broke Madison Bumgarner's finger | The Kansas City Star," 24 Mar. 2018

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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