Meaning of latissimus dorsi

la•tis•si•mus dor•si

Pronunciation: (lu-tis'u-mus dôr'sī), [key]
— pl. la•tis•si•mi dor•si
  1. a broad, flat muscle on each side of the midback, the action of which draws the arm backward and downward and rotates the front of the arm toward the body.
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