axillary nerve

noun

: a large nerve arising from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus and supplying the deltoid and teres minor muscles and the skin of the shoulder

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“Axillary nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/axillary%20nerve. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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