Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A muscle of the back, more fully called longissimus dorsi, notable in man for its great length, forming with the sacrolumbalis the erector spinæ, the muscle which assists in keeping the back straight or erect. It occurs under divers modifications in mammals, birds, etc.

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  • In the previous post we looked briefly at phorusrhacid diversity, stopping on the way to look at the discovery and naming of that ‘well known’ species Phorusrhacos longissimus from the Miocene of Argentina.

    More on phorusrhacids: the biggest, the fastest, the mostest out-of-placest

  • The ‘best known’ phorusrhacid, the one featured in every single prehistoric animal book, is Phorusrhacos longissimus from the Miocene of Argentina.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The ‘best known’ phorusrhacid, the one featured in every single prehistoric animal book, is Phorusrhacos longissimus from the Miocene of Argentina.

    Terror birds

  • In the previous post we looked briefly at phorusrhacid diversity, stopping on the way to look at the discovery and naming of that ‘well known’ species Phorusrhacos longissimus from the Miocene of Argentina.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • It is the longissimus dorsi muscle — the vaunted backstrap — that aids the deer in its soaring bounds, its ­nitrogen - ​ powered, zero-to-see-ya-later speeds, and its incomparable edibility.

    The Tribute: Behold, The Backstrap

  • It is the longissimus dorsi muscle — the vaunted backstrap — that aids the deer in its soaring bounds, its ­nitrogen - ​ powered, zero-to-see-ya-later speeds, and its incomparable edibility.

    The Tribute: Behold, the Backstrap

  • This type of training engages and increases the activation of the core muscles consisting of pelvic floor muscles, transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae (sacrospinalis) especially the longissimus thoracis, and the diaphragm.

    David Buer: Effects Of Training On Unstable Surfaces For Sports Performance

  • This type of training engages and increases the activation of the core muscles consisting of pelvic floor muscles, transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae (sacrospinalis) especially the longissimus thoracis, and the diaphragm.

    David Buer: Effects Of Training On Unstable Surfaces For Sports Performance

  • This type of training engages and increases the activation of the core muscles consisting of pelvic floor muscles, transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae (sacrospinalis) especially the longissimus thoracis, and the diaphragm.

    David Buer: Effects Of Training On Unstable Surfaces For Sports Performance

  • There are 18 species of fish, 6 being endangered in Bulgaria including the rare asp Aspius aspius, 15 species of reptiles including the Aesculapian snake Elaphe longissimus, and 12 amphibians; one, the eastern spadefoot Pelobates syriacus, recently discovered in Bulgaria for the first time, is listed in the Red Book for Bulgaria.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

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