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rhomboid minor (muscle)

 

Definition: thoracoappendicular muscle; origin, spinous processes of sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae; insertion, medial margin of scapula above spine; action, draws scapula toward vertebral column and slightly upward; nerve supply, dorsal nerve of scapula.

Synonym(s): musculus rhomboideus minorTA, lesser rhomboid muscle

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