Intertubercular groove

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Bone: Intertubercular groove
Left humerus. Anterior view. (Intertubercular groove visible at top.)
Latin sulcus intertubercularis humeri
Gray's subject #51 209
/ Elsevier

The tubercles of the humerus are separated from each other by a deep groove, the intertubercular groove (bicipital groove, sulcus intertubercular), which lodges the long tendon of the Biceps brachii and transmits a branch of the anterior humeral circumflex artery to the shoulder-joint.

It runs obliquely downward, and ends near the junction of the upper with the middle third of the bone.

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