pectoral muscle
noun Date: 1615 any of the muscles which connect the ventral walls of the chest with the bones of the upper arm and shoulder and of which there are two on each side of the human body

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pectoral muscle — n PECTORALIS …   Medical dictionary

  • pectoral muscle — ► NOUN ▪ each of four large paired muscles which cover the front of the ribcage …   English terms dictionary

  • pectoral muscle — noun either of two large muscles of the chest • Syn: ↑pectoral, ↑pectoralis, ↑musculus pectoralis, ↑pecs • Derivationally related forms: ↑pectoral (for: ↑pectoral) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pectoral muscle — noun each of four large paired muscles which cover the front of the ribcage …   English new terms dictionary

  • pectoral muscle — pec′toral mus′cle n. anat. any of four muscles, two on each side, originating in the chest wall and extending to the shoulders and upper arms …   From formal English to slang

  • pectoral muscle greater — musculus pectoralis major …   Medical dictionary

  • pectoral muscle smaller — musculus pectoralis minor …   Medical dictionary

  • greater pectoral muscle — noun a skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm • Syn: ↑pectoralis major, ↑musculus pectoralis major • Hypernyms: ↑pectoral, ↑pectoral muscle, ↑pectoralis, ↑musculus pectoralis, ↑pecs …   Useful english dictionary

  • smaller pectoral muscle — noun a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs • Syn: ↑pectoralis minor, ↑musculus pectoralis minor • Hypernyms: ↑pectoral, ↑pectoral muscle, ↑pectoralis, ↑musculus pectoralis, ↑pecs …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muscle Petit Pectoral — Position du muscle petit pectoral noté Pectoralis minor Le muscle petit pectoral est un muscle de la ceinture du membre supérieur ou thoracique, appartenant au plan profond de la loge antérieure de l épaule, situé sous le muscle grand pectoral.… …   Wikipédia en Français

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