Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Word of the Year is...

internal intercostal muscle

internal intercostal muscle in Medicine

internal intercostal muscle n.
Any of the muscles with their origin from the lower border of a rib, with insertion into the upper border of the rib below, with nerve supply from the intercostal nerve, and that contract during expiration and serve to maintain a tension in the intercostal spaces that resists mediolateral movement.

The American HeritageĀ® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright Ā© 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for internal

8
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for internal intercostal muscle