greater rhomboid muscle

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greater rhomboid muscle n.
A muscle with origin from the spinous processes and supraspinous ligaments of the first four thoracic vertebrae, with insertion into the scapula below the spine, with nerve supply from the dorsal nerve of the scapula, and whose action draws the scapula toward the vertebral column.

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greater rhomboid muscle

noun
rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the spinal column [syn: rhomboideus major muscle
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