The four lower Levatores costarum divides into two fasciculi:

  • one of which is inserted into the outer surface of the rib immediately below the vertebra from which it takes origin, between the tubercle and the angle: Levatores costarum brevi
  • the other passes down to the second rib below its origin: Levatores costarum longi.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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