latissimus dorsi

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la·tis·si·mus dor·si

 (lə-tĭs′ə-məs dôr′sī)
n. pl. la·tis·si·mi dorsi (-mī′)
Either of two broad, flat, triangular muscles with origin from the spinous processes of the lower thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum, and the iliac crest, that insert into the humerus and whose action adducts, medially rotates, and extends the arm.

[New Latin lātissimus dorsī : Latin lātissimus, superlative of lātus, wide + Latin dorsī, genitive of dorsum, back.]

la•tis•si•mus dor•si

(ləˈtɪs ə məs ˈdɔr saɪ)

n., pl. la•tis•si•mi dorsi (ləˈtɪs əˌmaɪ)
a broad, flat muscle on each side of the middle of the back, the action of which draws the arm backward and downward.
[< New Latin: literally, the broadest (muscle) of the back]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.latissimus dorsi - a broad flat muscle on either side of the backlatissimus dorsi - a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
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Noncontrast CT demonstrated the presence of soft-tissue masses in the infrascapular region bilaterally, just deep to the anterior serratus and latissimus dorsi muscles, larger on the right measuing 7.
Axillary defects after excision of hidradenitis suppurativa can also be covered by pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps.
We used ribs made by “prolene” mesh and bone cement to repair the bony defect, and further covered the defect with the latissimus dorsi muscle and gastrocolic omentum.
It's rare to move your elbow in complete isolation; other muscles of the upper arm, chest, and back, including your pectoralis major (pecs), latissimus dorsi (lats), and deltoids, are the bigger muscles that frequently move along with the triceps, so it's important to include strengthening exercises for these muscles in your fitness program as well.
The 8 cm x 10 cm chest wall defect was reconstructed with inlay PROCEED mesh and reinforced with a pedicled latissimus dorsi flap.
Although latissimus dorsi (LD) muscle flap lost its popularity due to the high morbidity rates, it is still in use for the patients with small breasts in Turkey as an operation of out-quadrant tumours either on its own or in combination with silicone implants.
Elastofibroma dorsi enkapsule fibroz dokunun elastin komponentinin proliferasyonu ile karakterize gogus duvarindan kaynaklanan, siklikla romboid major ve latissimus dorsi kaslarinin altindan skapula alt acisina bitisik konumda gelisen iyi huylu bir yumusak doku lezyonudur.
Tenders are invited for Fitness center equipment: One (1) Seated Leg Press Unit, One (1) Leg Extension/Curl Combo Unit, One (1) Multi-Press Combo Unit, One (1) Standing Bicep/Tricep Combo Unit, One (1) Latissimus Dorsi Pulldown/Low Row Combo Unit, One (1) Rear Deltoid/Pectoral Combo Unit, One (1) Inner Outer Thigh Combo Unit, One (1) Shoulder Press, One (1) Low Back/Ab Combo Unit, One (1) Functional Trainer System.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the electromyographic activity of the pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi on the lat pulldown exercises, drawn back and pulled supine.
However, no difference in EMG activity was observed in the pectoralis major, anterior deltoid, triceps brachii, latissimus dorsi, or the rectus abdominis in the bench press exercise on a bench or Swiss ball.
By applying force to the poles with each stride, Nordic walking stimulates the chest, biceps, triceps, latissimus dorsi, shoulder, abdominals, spinal and other core muscles.