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Pectoral

pectoral

1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.

2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.

3. (Science: zoology) Having the breast conspicuously coloured; as, the pectoral sandpiper.

(Science: anatomy) Pectoral arch, or Pectoral girdle, the jacksnipe .

Origin: L. Pectoralis, fr. Pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. Pectoral.

1. A covering or protecting for the breast.

2. A breastplate, especially. That worn by the Jewish high person. A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.

3. A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.

Origin: L. Pectorale a breastplate, neut. Of pectorials.


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... might be using a different mix of prime mover and synergist. Some try to focus on particular muscles, but that's hard to do reliably. Your left pectoral may be working hard at lifts that, on your right side, are being aided more by arm and shoulder muscles. Or, you may actually be doing them ...

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by teju85
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:24 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
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un even development of muscle

... might be using a different mix of prime mover and synergist. Some try to focus on particular muscles, but that's hard to do reliably. Your left pectoral may be working hard at lifts that, on your right side, are being aided more by arm and shoulder muscles. Or, you may actually be doing them ...

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by Darby
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
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Skeletal System (Joints w/ Girdles)

Are the Ball and Socket Joints, Hinge Joints, and Pivot Joints associated with the bones of the Pelvic Girdle and legs the same order for the Pectoral (shoulder) Girdle? I have exhausted Google and my book for an answer but I cannot find one. Please help.

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by Shaidester
Sun May 01, 2011 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Skeletal System (Joints w/ Girdles)
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Frog Skeleton Help

... Centrom Neutral Ardp Prezygopoponsis Neutral canal Pozngopophysis Neutral Spine Tranverse Process Pelvic Girdle Allson Leadmon Pudisynaphsia Pectoral Girdle Suprascapula Scapula Clavicle Sternum Epidernum Forelimb Humerus Deltoid Capxils Metacarpals Phalanges Radio-Ulna Skull Ventral View ...

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by jemokn
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Frog Skeleton Help
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mammary gland of male in mammals

It's not vestigial, it's just functional in only one gender. Males don't really have mammary glands - just nipples with pectoral muscles under them, and a fat-storage site.

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by Darby
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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