posterior cord

noun

Medical Definition of posterior cord

: a cord of nerve tissue that is formed from the posterior divisions of the three trunks of the brachial plexus and that divides into the axillary and radial nerves — compare lateral cord, medial cord

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“Posterior cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/posterior%20cord. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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