Definition of Trapezius muscle
1. Noun. Either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms.
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
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Literary usage of Trapezius muscle
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1. Operative Surgery by John Shelton Horsley (1921)
"The clavicular, acromial, and a portion of the spinous attachment of the trapezius muscle are divided, the paralyzed deltoid is separated from the clavicle ..."
2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"Besides distributing branches to the Sterno-mastoid and neighboring muscles, it gives off a supra-acromial branch, which, piercing the trapezius muscle, ..."
3. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1890)
"On examination a complete absence of the trapezius muscle was found, with the exception of a narrow band near its middle on both sides running to the spine ..."
4. A Manual of Dissection and Practical Anatomy: Founded on Gray and Gerrish by William Thomas Eckley, Corinne Buford Eckley (1903)
"Spinal Accessory Nerve and Branches of the Third and Fourth Cervical Nerves to the trapezius muscle. (Fig. 59.) Identify (1) by the location, ..."