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teres major muscle

teres major muscle in Medicine

teres major muscle n.
A muscle with origin from the lower third of the border of the scapula, with insertion into the medial border of the humerus, with nerve supply from the lower subscapular nerve from the fifth and the sixth cervical nerves, and whose action adducts and extends the arm and rotates it medially.

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