pectoral nerve


Either of two nerves, designated medial and lateral, that arise from the brachial plexus and pass to the pectoral muscles.

Nearby words

  1. pectoral,
  2. pectoral cross,
  3. pectoral fin,
  4. pectoral girdle,
  5. pectoral muscle,
  6. pectoral sandpiper,
  7. pectoral vein,
  8. pectoralis,
  9. pectoriloquy,
  10. pectose

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