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pectoral fascia

 

Definition: the fascia that covers the pectoralis major muscle; it is attached to the sternum and to the clavicle; laterally and below it is continuous with the fascia of the shoulder, axilla, and thorax.

Synonym(s): fascia pectoralisTA

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