Definition of Greater rhomboid muscle

1. Noun. Rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the spinal column.




Medical Definition of Greater rhomboid muscle

1. Origin, spinous processes and corresponding supraspinous ligaments of first four thoracic vertebrae; insertion, medial border of scapula below spine; action, draws scapula toward vertebral column; nerve supply, dorsal of scapula nerve. Synonym: musculus rhomboideus major, greater rhomboid muscle. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greater Rhomboid Muscle

greater omentum
greater palatine artery
greater palatine canal
greater palatine foramen
greater palatine groove
greater palatine nerve
greater pectoral muscle
greater pelvis
greater peritoneal cavity
greater peritoneal sac
greater petrosal nerve
greater pichiciego
greater posterior rectus muscle of head
greater prairie chicken
greater psoas muscle
greater rhomboid muscle (current term)
greater ring of iris
greater saphenous vein
greater saphenous veins
greater scaup
greater scaups
greater sciatic notch
greater spearwort
greater splanchnic nerve
greater stitchwort
greater superficial petrosal nerve
greater supraclavicular fossa
greater than
greater thans
greater trochanter

Literary usage of Greater rhomboid muscle

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1. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"... by raising the upper limb, and is occupied by part of the greater rhomboid muscle and portions of two ribs with the intervening intercostal muscle. ..."

2. Anatomical terminology, with special reference to the (B N A) by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1907)
"... or Musculature Muscles of the back Trapezius muscle Transverse muscle of nape Broadest muscle of back greater rhomboid muscle Lesser rhomboid muscle ..."

3. Duval's Artistic Anatomy: Completely Revised, with Additional Original by Mathias Duval, Andrew Melville Paterson (1919)
"In the floor of^the space the greater rhomboid muscle is seen; while external to ... The greater rhomboid muscle (rhomboideus major) arises from the spinous ..."

4. A Laboratory Manual of Human Anatomy by Lewellys Franklin Barker, Dean De Witt Lewis, Daniel Graisberry Revell (1904)
"(a) greater rhomboid muscle (M. rhomboideus major). (b) Lesser rhomboid muscle (M. rhomboideus minor). (c) Levator muscle of scapula (M. levator scapulae) ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1850)
"... the weight of the shoulder acting upon its superior external extremity, and by the greater rhomboid muscle drawing its inferior angle towards the spine. ..."

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