pectoral muscle


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pectoral muscle

n
(Anatomy) either of two large chest muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), that assist in movements of the shoulder and upper arm

pec′toral mus′cle

n.
any of four muscles, two on each side, originating in the chest wall and extending to the shoulders and upper arms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pectoral muscle - either of two large muscles of the chestpectoral muscle - either of two large muscles of the chest
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
greater pectoral muscle, musculus pectoralis major, pectoralis major - a skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm
musculus pectoralis minor, pectoralis minor, smaller pectoral muscle - a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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pectoral muscle

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1) Pectoral muscle is an important muscle in shoulder movements.
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