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.
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Group relationships: Cervix, Neck
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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. ..."