pyramidal muscle

n.

A muscle with origin from the crest of the pubis, with insertion into the lower portion of the linea alba, with nerve supply from the last thoracic nerve, and whose action makes the linea alba tense.

Nearby words

  1. pyramidal bone,
  2. pyramidal cataract,
  3. pyramidal cell,
  4. pyramidal decussation,
  5. pyramidal fracture,
  6. pyramidal muscle of auricle,
  7. pyramidal orchid,
  8. pyramidal peak,
  9. pyramidal radiation,
  10. pyramidal tract


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