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rhomboid major (muscle)

 

Definition: thoracoappendicular muscle; origin, spinous processes and corresponding supraspinous ligaments of first four thoracic vertebrae; insertion, medial border of scapula below spine; action, draws scapula toward vertebral column; nerve supply, dorsal of scapula nerve.

Synonym(s): musculus rhomboideus majorTA, greater rhomboid muscle

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