EXTENSOR DIGITORUM COMMUNIS, E
\ɛkstˈɛnsə dˌɪd͡ʒɪtˈɔːɹəm kəmjˈuːniz], \ɛkstˈɛnsə dˌɪdʒɪtˈɔːɹəm kəmjˈuːniz], \ɛ_k_s_t_ˈɛ_n_s_ə d_ˌɪ_dʒ_ɪ_t_ˈɔː_ɹ_ə_m k_ə_m_j_ˈuː_n_i_z]\
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A long, flattened muscle; simple above, and divided into four portions inferiorly. It is situate at the posterior part of the forearm; arises from the external tuberosity of the humerus; from the aponeurosis of the forearm, and from the aponeurotic septa situate between it and the neighbouring muscles, and is inserted at the posterior surface of the second and third phalanges of the last four fingers. This muscle exÂtends the phalanges of the last four fingers upon each other, and upon the metacarpal bone. It can, also, extend the hand on the forearm.
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