greater tubercle

noun

: 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 22 Jul. 2024.

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