Lesser tubercle

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Lesser tubercle
Left humerus. Anterior view. (Lesser tubercle visible at top center.)
Latin tuberculum minus humeri
TA A02.4.04.006
FMA 23393
Anatomical terms of bone

The lesser tubercle of the humerus, although smaller, is more prominent than the greater tubercle: it is situated in front, and is directed medially and anteriorly.

Above and in front it presents an impression for the insertion of the tendon of the subscapularis.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 209 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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