The latissimus dorsi muscle
is a flat muscle
situated on the trunk, shoulders
, and back. The latissimus dorsi muscle is covered by a fibrous membrane that is lodged between the 7th thoracic vertebra
, 5th lumbar vertebra
, sacrum, and hip
bone. A tendon connects it to the armpit. The latissimus dorsi muscle enables the internal rotation and extension of the arm
, lateral pelvic tilt, and breathing in.
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:41 AM by christelle.b.