latissimus dorsi definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two broad, level, triangular muscles working from the vertebral column towards the humerus.
    • Either for the larger, flat, dorso-lateral muscles regarding the trunk, posterior into the arm, and partially covered by the trapezius on its median dorsal area.
    • an easy level muscle tissue on either side of the straight back

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