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English noun: sternocleido mastoideus

1. sternocleido mastoideus (body) 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


Synonymsmusculus sternocleidomastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle


Broader (hypernym)skeletal muscle, striated muscle


Part meronymcervix, neck









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