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Teres Major

The teres major is located on the upper sides of the back. It is a round muscle.


The teres major originates on the lateral border of the scapula.


It inserts on the upper anterior portion of the humerus parallel to and slightly lower than the insertion of the latissimus dorsi.


Arm adduction.

Teres Major