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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trapezius Muscle

trapezed
trapezelike
trapezes
trapezia
trapezial
trapeziform
trapezii
trapezing
trapeziometacarpal
trapezist
trapezists
trapezium
trapezium bone
trapeziums
trapezius
trapezius muscle (current term)
trapeziuses
trapezohedra
trapezohedral
trapezohedron
trapezohedrons
trapezoid
trapezoid body
trapezoid bone
trapezoid bones
trapezoid ligament
trapezoid line
trapezoid ridge
trapezoidal
trapezoids

Literary usage of Trapezius muscle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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, ..."

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