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subcostal muscle

 

Definition: one of several inconstant muscles of the posterolateral thoracic wall having the same direction as the internal intercostal muscles but extending across (deep to) one or more ribs.

Synonym(s): musculus subcostalisTA, subcostalesTA, musculus infracostalis

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