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Definition of Teres minor muscle

Teres minor muscle: A muscle that assists the lifting of the arm during outward turning (external rotation). The tendon of the teres minor muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and constitute the rotator cuff.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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