latissimus dorsi

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English[edit]

location of the left latissimus dorsi.

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

latissimus dorsi (plural latissimi dorsi)

  1. (anatomy) A large, flat, dorsolateral muscle on the trunk, posterior to the arm, and partly covered by the trapezius on its median dorsal region.

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