xiphihumeralis

noun
xiphi·​hu·​mer·​alis | \ ¦zifēˌhyüməˈralə̇s, -rāl-, -räl- \

Definition of xiphihumeralis

: a muscle in some mammals that extends from the xiphoid cartilage to the proximal end of the humerus

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History and Etymology for xiphihumeralis

New Latin, from xiph- + humeralis humeral, from humerus + Latin -alis -al

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“Xiphihumeralis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xiphihumeralis. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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