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greater tubercle (of humerus)

 

Definition: the larger of the two tubercles next to the head of the humerus; it gives attachment to the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor muscles.

Synonym(s): tuberculum majus (humeri)TA, greater tuberosity of humerus

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