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Definition of "latissimus" [latissimus]

  • The broadest muscle which lies upon the back; one of the muscles of the anterior extremity, arising from the spines of numerous vertebræ, and some other parts, and inserted into the upper part of the humerus: commonly called more fully latissimus dorsi. See cut under muscle. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "latissimus" in a sentence
  • "From its wide expanse on the back it is known as the latissimus dorsi"
  • "Works upper back muscles trapezius, latissimus dorsi"
  • "He pressed his fingertips into the latissimus dorsi."