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teres Syllabification: te·res
Pronunciation: /ˈti(ə)rēz/ /ˈterēz/

Definition of teres in English:


Either of two muscles passing below the shoulder joint from the scapula to the upper part of the humerus, one ( teres major) drawing the arm toward the body and rotating it inward, the other ( teres minor) rotating it outward.
Example sentences
  • I prefer a shoulder-width overhand grip to thicken the teres major and rhomboid muscles.
  • Pronator teres is a band like, strong muscle that inserts onto the middle third of the shaft of the radius.
  • She consulted another surgeon who performed a pronator teres release and discovered damage to her right arm.


Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Latin, literally 'rounded'.

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