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Medical Term:

thoracoappendicular muscles


Definition: extrinsic muscles of the upper limb, attached proximally to the thoracic skeleton (ribs and spinous processes of thoracic vertebrae) and distally to the appendicular skeleton of the upper limb.

See: superior axioappendicular muscles

Synonym(s): musculi thoracoappendiculares

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