teres major

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A thick rounded muscle at the back of the axilla (armpit). It has its origin on the posterior surface of the scapula and it shares an insertion tendon with the latissimus dorsi on the lesser tubercle of the humerus. Its primary actions are extension, adduction, and medial rotation of the upper arm around the shoulder.

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