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Medical Term:

thoracodorsal nerve


Definition: arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus; it contains fibers from the sixth, seventh, and eighth cervical nerves and supplies the latissimus dorsi muscle.

Synonym(s): nervus thoracodorsalisTA, long subscapular nerve

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