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Definition of Muscle, teres minor

Muscle, teres minor: A muscle that assists in the lifting of the arm during outward turning (external rotation) of the arm. 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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