elevator muscle of scapula

n.

A muscle with origin from the posterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the four upper cervical vertebrae, with insertion into the superior angle of the scapula, with nerve supply from the dorsal nerve of the scapula, and whose action raises the scapula.

Nearby words

  1. extensionality,
  2. extensity,
  3. extensive,
  4. extensively,
  5. extensometer,
  6. extensor muscle of fingers,
  7. extensor muscle of index finger,
  8. extensor muscle of little finger,
  9. extensor retinaculum,
  10. extent


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