Definition of Latissimus dorsi

1. Noun. A broad flat muscle on either side of the back.

Exact synonyms: Lat
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Group relationships: Back, Dorsum



Definition of Latissimus dorsi

1. Noun. (muscle) Either of the larger, flat, dorso-lateral muscles on the trunk, posterior to the arm, and partly covered by the trapezius on its median dorsal region. ¹

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Medical Definition of Latissimus dorsi

1. Origin, spinous processes of lower five or six thoracic and the lumbar vertebrae, median ridge of sacrum, and outer lip of iliac crest; insertion, with teres major into posterior lip of bicipital groove of humerus; action, adducts arm, rotates it medially, and extends it; nerve supply, thoracodorsal. Synonym: musculus latissimus dorsi, broadest muscle of back. (05 Mar 2000)

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