long elevator muscle of rib

n.

Any of the muscles with insertion into the second rib below their origin, with nerve supply from the intercostal nerve, and whose actions raise the ribs.

Nearby words

  1. long distance,
  2. long division,
  3. long dozen,
  4. long drawn out,
  5. long eaton,
  6. long extensor muscle of big toe,
  7. long extensor muscle of thumb,
  8. long extensor muscle of toes,
  9. long face,
  10. long finger


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