Definition of Musculus pectoralis
1. Noun. Either of two large muscles of the chest.
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Specialized synonyms: Greater Pectoral Muscle, Musculus Pectoralis Major, Pectoralis Major, Musculus Pectoralis Minor, Pectoralis Minor, Smaller Pectoral Muscle
Group relationships: Chest, Pectus, Thorax
Derivative terms: Pectoral
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Literary usage of Musculus pectoralis
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1. Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology by Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1901)
"In the first right intercostal space, bordering on the sternum, was a small streak of black pigmented tissue in the musculus pectoralis major, which could ..."
2. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"Centrait)!, inn. Med., Leipzig, 23, 1902, (537-549, 561-575). Cramer, K[arl]. Ein Fall von Defect des musculus pectoralis major und minor ..."
3. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1873)
"13. musculus pectoralis major. 14. " trapezius. a, Acromion process of scapula. b, Axillary border " " c, Coracoid process " " s, Spine I, Coraco-acromial ..."