lon·gis·si·mus län-'jis-i-məs n, pl lon·gis·si·mi -.mī the intermediate division of the sacrospinalis muscle that consists of the longissimus capitis, longissimus cervicis, and longissimus thoracis also any of these three muscles

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lon·gis·si·mus (lon-jisґĭ-məs) [L. “longest, very long”] a general term denoting a long structure, as a muscle.

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  • longissimus — lon·gis·si·mus …   English syllables

  • longissimus thoracis — longissimus tho·ra·cis thə rā səs n a muscle that arises as the middle and largest division of the sacrospinalis muscle, that is attached by some of its fibers to the lumbar vertebrae, that is inserted into all the thoracic vertebrae and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • longissimus capitis — longissimus cap·i·tis kap ət əs n a long slender muscle between the longissimus cervicis and the semispinalis capitis that arises by tendons from the upper thoracic and lower cervical vertebrae, is inserted into the posterior margin of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • longissimus cervicis — longissimus cer·vi·cis sər və səs n a slender muscle medial to the longissimus thoracis that arises by long thin tendons from the transverse processes of the upper four or five thoracic vertebrae, is inserted by similar tendons into the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • longissimus thoracis muscle — longissimus muscle of thorax musculus longissimus thoracis …   Medical dictionary

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