Definition of Teres major

1. Noun. Teres muscle that moves the arm and rotates it medially.

Exact synonyms: Musculus Teres Major, Teres Major Muscle
Generic synonyms: Teres, Teres Muscle



Medical Definition of Teres major

1. Origin, inferior angle and lower third of border of scapula; insertion, medial border of intertubercular groove of humerus; action, adducts and extends arm and rotates it medially; nerve supply, lower subscapular from posterior cord of brachial plexus (fifth and sixth cervical spinal nerves). Synonym: musculus teres major. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teres Major

teredines
teredinid
teredo
teredos
terefa
terefah
terek
tereks
terephah
terephthalate
terephthalates
terephthalic
terephthalic acid
terephthaloyl chloride
teres
teres major (current term)
teres major muscle
teres minor
teres minor muscle
teres muscle
terete
teretes
teretial
teretous
terf
terfe
terfenadine
terfes
terfluorene
terfluorenes

Literary usage of Teres major

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The teres major is a thick but somewhat flattened muscle, which arises from the oval ... The Latissimus dorsi at first covers the origin of the teres major, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The long head of the Triceps brachii descends between the Teres minor and Teres major, dividing the triangular space between these two muscles and the ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"M. teres major.—The part which the teres major ... The tendons of the teres major and latissimus dorsi should now be separated from each other. ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"... Pectoralis major and minor, Latissimus dorsi, (teres major), Coraco-brachialis, Triceps brachii, Anconeus, Flexor sublimis digitorum, (Flexor profundus ..."

5. A Text Book of Anatomy, and Guide in Dissections: For the Use of Students of by Washington R. Handy (1854)
"The tendon of the teres major is posterior, and extends lower down the arm than the latissimus. Function. ..."

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