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Latissimus

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Latissimus lā-tis′i-mus the broadest muscle which lies upon the back.
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Usage

In literature:

O. Tendon of the latissimus dorsi muscle, crossed by the intercosto-humeral nerves.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
It is covered by the latissimus dorsi and the posterior muscular mass of the arm.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
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In news:

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay is expected to miss six to eight weeks because of a right latissimus dorsi strain, the latest major setback for the five-time NL East champions.
Only a week after his recall from Double-A, the San Diego Padres placed pitcher Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right latissimus dorsi.
Only a week after his recall from Double-A, the San Diego Padres placed pitcher Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right latissimus dorsi .
Attack the latissimus dorsi to score that classic back contour.
Petit 's triangle is bound by the iliac crest inferiorly, by the external oblique muscle anteriorly, and by the latissimus dorsi muscle posteriorly.
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