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Definition: 'Subclavius (muscle)'

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subclavius (muscle)

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. thoracoappendicular muscle; origin, first costal cartilage; insertion, inferior surface of acromial end of clavicle; action, fixes clavicle or elevates first rib; nerve supply, subclavian from brachial plexus.

Synonyms: musculus subclavius, subclavian muscle



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