rhomboideus minor

noun

Medical Definition of rhomboideus minor

: a muscle arising from the inferior part of the ligamentum nuchae and from the spinous processes of the seventh cervical and first thoracic vertebrae, inserted into the vertebral border of the scapula at the base of the bony process terminating in the acromion, and acting to adduct and laterally rotate the scapula

called also rhomboid minor

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“Rhomboideus minor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rhomboideus%20minor. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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