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greater supraclavicular fossa


Definition: formerly considered a synonym for omoclavicular triangle (a subdivision of the posterior triangle of the neck); Terminologia Anatomica reserves this term for the surface feature that overlies the omoclavicular triangle: a depressed area above the middle of the clavicle, lateral to the sternocleidomastoid.

Synonym(s): fossa supraclavicularis majorTA

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