Pectoral muscles
Muscles of the “anterior chest” (the front of the chest). Familiarly called the pecs. The Latin “pectus” means “chest.”

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the chest muscles. The pectoralis major is a large fan-shaped muscle that works over the shoulder joint, drawing the arm forward across the chest and rotating it medially. Beneath it, the pectoralis minor depresses the shoulder and draws the scapula down towards the chest.

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