subclavian muscle

n.

A muscle with origin from the first costal cartilage, with insertion into the inferior surface of the acromial end of the clavicle, with nerve supply from the subclavian nerve, and whose action steadies the clavicle or elevates the first rib.

Nearby words

  1. subclassify,
  2. subclavate,
  3. subclavian,
  4. subclavian ansa,
  5. subclavian artery,
  6. subclavian nerve,
  7. subclavian steal,
  8. subclavian steal syndrome,
  9. subclavian triangle,
  10. subclavian vein


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