Definition of Sternocleidomastoid muscle

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.




Definition of Sternocleidomastoid muscle

1. Noun. (anatomy) A paired muscle in the superficial layers of the anterior portion of the neck, acting to flex and rotate the head. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sternocleidomastoid Muscle

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

Literary usage of Sternocleidomastoid muscle

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1. Modern Surgery, General and Operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1910)
"The posterior triangle is bounded in front by the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, behind by the anterior edge of the trapezius muscle, ..."

2. A Text-book of Clinical Anatomy for Students and Practitioners by Daniel Nathan Eisendrath (1903)
"Common carotid artery from sternoclavicular joint, along anterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle to upper border of thyroid cartilage. 3. ..."

3. A Text-book of clinical anatomy for students and practitioners by Daniel Nathan Eisendrath (1907)
"Common carotid artery from sternoclavicular joint, along anterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle to upper border of thyroid cartilage. 3. ..."

4. A Manual of Dissection and Practical Anatomy: Founded on Gray and Gerrish by William Thomas Eckley, Corinne Buford Eckley (1903)
"The inner third of the bone is occupied by the clavicular attachment of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Superior Boundary. The lower border of the mandible ..."

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