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Encyclopedia > Latissimus dorsi

Latissimus dorsi is a large flat muscle located on the back. It acts on the arm to produce a variety of movements.

It is attached medially to the lower spine, and inserts at the intertubercular groove of the humerus.

Its actions include adduction and extension of the arm, also medial rotation. Latissimus dorsi is active when climbing.

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A fibrous slip usually passes from the lower border of the tendon of the Latissimus dorsi, near its insertion, to the long head of the Triceps brachii.
The lateral margin of the Latissimus dorsi is separated below from the Obliquus externus abdominis by a small triangular interval, the lumbar triangle of Petit, the base of which is formed by the iliac crest, and its floor by the Obliquus internus abdominis.
It is bounded above by the Trapezius, below by the Latissimus dorsi, and laterally by the vertebral border of the scapula; the floor is partly formed by the Rhomboideus major.
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