iliocostal muscle

[ĭl′ē-ō-kŏstəl]

n.

The lateral division of the erector muscle of the spine, having three subdivisions: the lumbar iliocostal muscle, the thoracic iliocostal muscle, and the cervical iliocostal muscle.

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