latissimus dorsi

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English[edit]

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location of the left latissimus dorsi.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lātissimus (widest, broadest), superlative oflātus (wide, broad), + dorsī, genitive of dorsum (the back).

Noun[edit]

latissimus dorsi (plural latissimi dorsi)

  1. (anatomy) 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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (larger muscle of the trunk): lats

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