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3D - Humerus

Greater tubercle

Greater tubercle

Pronunciation

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Other Terms:
Greater tuberosity of humerus, Greater tubercle, Tuberculum majus, Grand tubercule


Description
This is the larger of two bump-like projections of the proximal humerus. It is situated lateral to the head and lesser tubercle. To it attach the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor muscles.
Etymology
The word greater, or its synonym majus, denotes a comparatively larger size. Tubercle is from the Latin tuber for a lump combined with the diminutive ending denoting a small lump.
Latin
Tuberculum majus
French
Grand tubercule

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