Latissimus dorsi muscle

Dr Francis Deng and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Latissimus dorsi muscle (colloquially often shortened to the lats) is one of the muscles that attaches the upper limb to the vertebral column.


Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 23252
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lats (muscle)
  • Latissimus dorsi muscles

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