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latissimus

 [lah-tis´ĭ-mus] (L.)
widest; in anatomy, denoting a broad structure.

latissimus

/la·tis·si·mus/ (lah-tis´ĭ-mus) [L.] widest; in anatomy, denoting a broad structure.

latissimus

(lă-tĭs′ĭ-mŭs) [L., widest]
Denoting a broad structure such as a muscle.

latissimus

[L.] widest, a broad structure.

latissimus dorsi
the broad muscle of the back that serves to retract the forelimb.
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After removal of one of the two latissimi dorsi, which stretch down the sides of the torso, "a person would have problems on crutches, but otherwise there'd be little noticeable effect,' Stephenson says.