The rhomboid muscles, often simply called the rhomboids, are rhombus-shaped muscles associated with the scapula (shoulder blade) and are chiefly responsible for its retraction.
There are two rhomboid muscles; the rhomboid major and the rhomboid minor.
The rhomboids act to retract and elevate the medial (inner, closest to the spine) border of the scapula, rotating it downwards.
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