short elevator muscle of rib

n.

Any of the muscles that arise from the transverse processes of the last cervical vertebra and the eleven thoracic vertebrae and are inserted into the next rib below.

Nearby words

  1. short con,
  2. short corner,
  3. short covering,
  4. short cut,
  5. short division,
  6. short end of the stick, the,
  7. short field,
  8. short for,
  9. short fuse,
  10. short game


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