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(Anatomy) either of two large chest muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), that assist in movements of the shoulder and upper arm
any of four muscles, two on each side, originating in the chest wall and extending to the shoulders and upper arms.
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|Noun||1.||pectoral 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
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