Definition of Pectoral muscle

1. Noun. Either of two large muscles of the chest.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pectoral Muscle

pectolite
pectolites
pectolyase
pectoral
pectoral and abdominal anterior cutaneous branch of intercostal nerves
pectoral arch
pectoral branch of thoracoacromial artery
pectoral fascia
pectoral fin
pectoral fins
pectoral girdle
pectoral girdles
pectoral glands
pectoral group of axillary lymph nodes
pectoral medallion
pectoral muscle (current term)
pectoral muscles
pectoral reflex
pectoral region
pectoral ridge
pectoral sandpiper
pectoral vein
pectoral veins
pectoralgia
pectoralis
pectoralis major
pectoralis majors
pectoralis minor
pectoralis muscles
pectorally

Literary usage of Pectoral muscle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"... a second incision along the lower border of the pectoral muscle, from the ensiform cartilage to the inner side of the axilla ; a third, from the sternum ..."

2. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"The remarkably close apposition of the breast to the pectoral muscle, especially in cases of chronic mastitis, facilitates early invasion of these deep ..."

3. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"... in the gland itself; or in that extensive plane of areolar tissue upon which the gland rests, and which intervenes between it ami the pectoral muscle. ..."

4. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1900)
"pectoral muscle tender and swollen. Motions of the arm painful. ... An abrasion on finger, followed by pain in the pectoral muscle ; then general symptoms. ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"Some of its fibres pass over the pectoral muscle and blend with it. As in the other cases, it is supplied by a ..."

6. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The first or great pectoral muscle, ib. 25, is extraordinarily developed, and is in general the largest muscle of the body. In birds of flight it often ..."

7. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The first or great pectoral muscle, ib. 25, is extraordinarily developed, and is in general the largest muscle of the body. In birds of flight it often ..."

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