pectoral muscle

noun

Definition of pectoral muscle

  1. :  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

First Known Use of pectoral muscle

1615


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pectoral muscle

noun

Medical Definition of pectoral muscle


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