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xiphihumeralis (plural xiphihumeralises)
- A long, flat strip of pectoral muscle comprising a band of parallel fibres, found in felines.
1901, Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings, Anatomy of the cat (2nd edition), H. Holt and Company, page 147:
- The tendon of the xiphihumeralis is also connected with its inner surface near its insertion.
2003, Phillip E. Cochran, Laboratory manual for comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology, Cengage Learning, ISBN 0766861856, page 144:
- The xiphihumeralis muscle (M. xiphihumeralis) is the fourth muscle [sic] the pectoralis group. It originates from the xiphoid process of the sternum and inserts on the humerus (hence the name xiphihumeralis).