Definition of Teres
1. Noun. Either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms.
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Group relationships: Shoulder
Specialized synonyms: Musculus Teres Major, Teres Major, Teres Major Muscle, Musculus Teres Minor, Teres Minor, Teres Minor Muscle
Definition of Teres
1. a muscle of the shoulder blade [n TERETES]
Medical Definition of Teres
1. Round and long; denoting certain muscles and ligaments. Origin: L. Round, smooth, fr. Tero, to rub (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Teres
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 (1901)
"The teres major is a thick but somewhat flattened muscle, which arises from the oval surface on the dorsal aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula, ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The teres minor (m. feres minor) is a narrow, elongated muscle, which arises from the dorsal surface of the axillary border of the scapula for the upper ..."
3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"JB BRYANT read the paper of the evening, entitled, the Functions of the Ligamentum teres. The paper was illustrated by a preparation including the femur, ..."
4. 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. ..."
5. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1911)
"... teres. The same experiments as the above were made with ... teres lies between 1.024 and 1.025, or very near to 1.025. If we add 0.003 to the 1.025, ..."