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English definition of “iliocostalis”

iliocostalis

noun [C]     /ˌɪl.i.əʊ.kəˈstɑː.lɪs/ US  /ˌɪl.i.oʊ.kəˈstæl.lɪs/ specialized
a muscle with three parts in the back that keeps the main part of the body up straightSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of iliocostalis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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