greater tubercle

noun

Medical Definition of greater tubercle

: a prominence on the upper lateral part of the end of the humerus that serves as the insertion for the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor — compare lesser tubercle

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“Greater tubercle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/greater%20tubercle. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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