Definition of Musculus deltoideus

1. Noun. A large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm.

Exact synonyms: Deltoid, Deltoid Muscle
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Group relationships: Rotator Cuff



Medical Definition of Musculus deltoideus

1. Origin, anterior border and upper surface over lateral third of clavicle, lateral border of acromion process, lower border of spine of scapula; insertion, lateral side of shaft of humerus a little above its middle (deltoid tuberosity); action, abduction, flexion, extension, and rotation of arm; nerve supply, axillary from fifth and sixth cervical spinal cord segments through brachial plexus. Synonym: musculus deltoideus, deltoid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Deltoideus

musculus constrictor pharyngis inferior
musculus constrictor pharyngis medius
musculus constrictor pharyngis superior
musculus constrictor urethrae
musculus coracobrachialis
musculus corrugator cutis ani
musculus corrugator supercilii
musculus cremaster
musculus cricoarytenoideus lateralis
musculus cricoarytenoideus posterior
musculus cricopharyngeus
musculus cricothyroideus
musculus cruciatus
musculus cutaneomucosus
musculus cutaneus
musculus deltoideus (current term)
musculus depressor anguli oris
musculus depressor labii inferioris
musculus depressor septi
musculus depressor supercilii
musculus detrusor urinae
musculus diaphragma
musculus digastricus
musculus dilatator
musculus dilator
musculus dilator iridis
musculus dilator naris
musculus dilator pupillae
musculus dilator pylori gastroduodenalis
musculus dilator pylori ilealis

Literary usage of Musculus deltoideus

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1. Robb & Co.'s Family Physician: A Work on Domestic Medicines, Designed to by R. L. Robb, J. V. Bean, Sarah Lucretia Robb (1882)
"Superficial Arteries on the internal and anterior surface of Ann, Forearm and Hand. a musculus deltoideus. b M. pectoralis major. ..."

2. Handbuch der Zoologie...: Nach der zweiten holländischen Ausgabe by Jan van der Hoeven (1856)
"... wie der musculus deltoideus, der nach der gewöhnlichen Annahme in drei Portionen zerfallen ist, von denen RETZIUS jedoch zwei (musculus deltoideus ..."

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