transversus thoracis

transversus tho·ra·cis -thə-'rā-səs n a thin flat sheet of muscle and tendon fibers of the anterior wall of the chest that arises esp. from the xiphoid process and lower third of the sternum, inserts into the costal cartilages of the second to sixth ribs, and acts to draw the ribs downward called also transverse thoracic muscle

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  • M. transversus thoracis — Musculus transversus thoracis Ursprung Processus xiphoideus des Corpus sterni Cartilago costalis der (6. bis) 7. Rippe Ansatz Cartilago costalis der Costae 2 bis 6 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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