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Teres Major

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


Origin

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

Insertion

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

Function

Arm adduction.

Teres Major