The latissimus dorsi is the larger, flat, dorso-lateral muscle on the trunk, posterior to the arm, and partly covered by the trapezius on its median dorsal region. [WP,unvetted]. [ ]

Synonyms: latissimus dorsi dorsal latissimus muscle latissimi dorsi musculus latissimus dorsi

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Term information


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plural term
latissimi dorsi


Dorsal group[Kardong]

depicted by


has related synonym

musculus latissimus dorsi



taxon notes

In humans it inserts along a roughened line deep in the groove. In other mammals (most, I believe) it is an actual projection, the latissimus dorsi process [FEED:rd] []