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Medical Term:

subcostal muscle


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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