Definition of Sternocleido mastoideus

1. Noun. One of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sternocleido Mastoideus

sterner
sternest
sternforemost
sterning
sternite
sternites
sternly
sternman
sternness
sternnesses
sterno-
sternochondroscapulares
sternochondroscapularis
sternocleid
sternocleido mastoideus (current term)
sternocleidomastoid
sternocleidomastoid muscle
sternocleidomastoid vein
sternocoracoid
sternocostal
sternohyoid
sternomastoid
sternothyroid
sternpost
sternposts
sterns
sternsheets
sternsman
sternsmen

Literary usage of Sternocleido mastoideus

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The lateral or superficial surface is convex, and covered by the skin, the superficial and deep fasciae, the Sternocleido- mastoideus, the superior belly of ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1815)
"... particularly at the back part, with considerable stiffness of the right sternocleido- mastoideus muscle, and of all the muscles of that side the neck, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry by Andrew Ure (1828)
"... from three to four inches above the clavicle; the cutaneous incision having been made by the side of the sternocleido- mastoideus. ..."

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