iliocostalis muscle

il·i·o·cos·ta·lis mus·cle

(il'ē-ō-kos-tā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
The lateral division of the erector spinae, having three subdivisions: iliocostalis lumborum, iliocostalis thoracis, and iliocostalis cervicis.
Synonym(s): musculus iliocostalis [TA] , iliocostal muscle.
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The musculature on the right side of the spinal column (multifidus, longissimus and iliocostalis muscles) remained intact except for any attachments to the posterior portions of the [L.sub.4-5] vertebrae and for small slit incisions (3mm) on either side of the [L.sub.6] spinous process for forceps attachment by which the vertebra was moved.