ascending part of trapezius (muscle)
lower third of trapezius that ascends to insert on the spine of the scapula; acts independently of other parts to depress scapula (lower shoulder); acts with other parts to retract and rotate scapula.
Synonym(s): pars ascendens musculi trapeziiTA, inferior part of trapezius (muscle)
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