pectoral fascia


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pec·to·ral fas·ci·a

[TA]
the fascia that covers the pectoralis major muscle; it is attached to the sternum and to the clavicle; laterally and below it is continuous with the fascia of the shoulder, axilla, and thorax.
Synonym(s): fascia pectoralis [TA]
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