Definition of Greater pectoral muscle
1. Noun. A skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm.
Generic synonyms: Musculus Pectoralis, Pecs, Pectoral, Pectoral Muscle, Pectoralis
Medical Definition of Greater pectoral muscle
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Literary usage of Greater pectoral muscle
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1. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"greater pectoral muscle of left side, arising along nearly the entire length of the sternum from the manubrium anteriorly down nearly to the leaf-shaped ..."
2. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"Its anterior surface is in contact with the greater pectoral muscle ; its posterior surface with the ribs, intercostal and serratus muscles, and is next the ..."
3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"Above, on the outer edge, some muscular fibres came off from the musculus sternalis, and passing outwards form part of the greater pectoral muscle. ..."
4. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1900)
"... interposed between the deep surface of the greater pectoral muscle and the ribs. "Beneath the parietal pleura is a cellular tissue rich in lymphatics. ..."
5. The Plates of Maclise's Surgical anatomy with descriptions by Joseph Maclise (1857)
"Thoracic half of the greater pectoral muscle, 10. Coracoid attachment of the lesser pectoral muscle. 10*. Coracoid process of the scapula. 11. ..."
6. Essentials of anatomy and manual of practical dissection together with the by Charles Beylard Nancrede (1894)
"I.—Thoracic half of the greater pectoral muscle. K.—Coracoid attachment of the lesser pectoral muscle. K .*—Coracoid process of the scapula. ..."
7. On the Operative Surgery of Malignant Disease by Henry Trentham Butlin (1900)
"It ensures the removal of the pectoral fascia, and clears away the tissues beneath the greater pectoral muscle, and opens up that part of the axilla which ..."