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descending part of trapezius (muscle)


Definition: the upper third of the trapezius (muscle) that descends to insert on the clavicle and acromion; acting independently of the other parts, it serves to elevate the scapula (shrug shoulder).

Synonym(s): pars descendens musculi trapeziiTA

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