Definition of Teres minor

1. Noun. Teres muscle that adducts the arm and rotates it laterally.

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



Medical Definition of Teres minor

1. Origin, upper two-thirds of the lateral border of scapula; insertion, lower facet of greater tuberosity of humerus; action, adducts arm and rotates it laterally; nerve supply, axillary (fifth and sixth cervical spinal nerves). Synonym: musculus teres minor. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teres Minor

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

Literary usage of Teres minor

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Its lower border is in contact with the teres minor, occasionally united with it, and with the Teres major. The teres minor is ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The teres minor (Fig. 521) is a narrow, elongated muscle, which arises from ... The Infraspinatus and teres minor rotate the head of the humerus outward; ..."

3. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"The teres minor is a third muscle which co-operates with these. ... The supra spinatus, infra spinatus, and teres minor, raise and roll the arm outwards. ..."

4. A Text Book of Anatomy, and Guide in Dissections: For the Use of Students of by Washington R. Handy (1854)
"There is also a bursa between the tendon of this muscle and the scapula- Teres minor— ... teres minor ..."

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