greater rhomboid muscle


A muscle with origin from the spinous processes and supraspinous ligaments of the first four thoracic vertebrae, with insertion into the scapula below the spine, with nerve supply from the dorsal nerve of the scapula, and whose action draws the scapula toward the vertebral column.

Nearby words

  1. greater palatine nerve,
  2. greater petrosal nerve,
  3. greater posterior rectus muscle of head,
  4. greater prairie chicken,
  5. greater psoas muscle,
  6. greater roadrunner,
  7. greater scaup,
  8. greater shearwater,
  9. greater splanchnic nerve,
  10. greater sunda islands

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