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suspensory ligament of axilla


Definition: the continuation of the clavipectoral fascia downward to attach to the axillary fascia; it maintains the characteristic hollow of the armpit.

Synonym(s): ligamentum suspensorium axillaeTA, Campbell ligament, Gerdy ligament

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