\lˈɒŋɡɪsˌɪməs dˈɔːsi], \lˈɒŋɡɪsˌɪməs dˈɔːsi], \l_ˈɒ_ŋ_ɡ_ɪ_s_ˌɪ_m_ə_s d_ˈɔː_s_i]\
Definitions of LONGISSIMUS DORSI
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
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By William R. Warner
is situate vertically at the posterior part of the trunk, and fills, in a great measure, the vertebral furrows. It is thick and almost square below; thin and pointed above. It is attached to the posterior surface of the sacrum, to the transverse processes of all the lumbar and dorsal vertebrae, and to the inferior margin of the last 7 or 8 ribs. It maintains the vertebral column in a straight position; straightens it when bent forwards, and can even carry it back. It also assists in the rotatory motion of the trunk.
By Robley Dunglison
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