sternocleidomastoid
Relating to sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process.

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ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid .stər-nō-.klīd-ə-'mas-.tȯid n a thick superficial muscle on each side that arises by one head from the first segment of the sternum and by a second from the inner part of the clavicle, that inserts into the mastoid process and occipital bone, and that acts esp. to bend, rotate, flex, and extend the head
sternocleidomastoid adj of, relating to, supplying, or being a sternocleidomastoid <the \sternocleidomastoid artery>

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ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid (stur″no-kli″do-masґtoid) pertaining to the sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • sternocleidomastoid — from sterno , comb. form of Gk. sternon or L. sternum (see STERNUM (Cf. sternum)) + Gk. kleis (see CLAVICLE (Cf. clavicle)) + MASTOID (Cf. mastoid) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sternocleidomastoid — 1. adjective Relating to or involving the sternum, the clavicle and the mastoid process. 2. noun The sternocleidomastoid muscle …   Wiktionary

  • sternocleidomastoid — 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 • Syn: ↑sternocleidomastoid muscle,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sternocleidomastoid — /sterr noh kluy deuh mas toyd/, Anat. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or involving the sternum, the clavicle, and the mastoid process. n. 2. a thick muscle on each side of the neck, the action of which assists in bending the head and neck forward and… …   Universalium

  • sternocleidomastoid — n. muscle on either side of the neck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sternocleidomastoid — [ˌstə:nə(ʊ)ˌklʌɪdə(ʊ) mastɔɪd] noun Anatomy each of a pair of long muscles which connect the sternum, clavicle, and mastoid process and serve to turn and nod the neck …   English new terms dictionary

  • sternocleidomastoid — ster·no·clei·do·mas·toid …   English syllables

  • Sternocleidomastoid artery — can refer to: * Sternocleidomastoid branches of occipital artery * Sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery …   Wikipedia

  • Sternocleidomastoid muscle — Muscle infobox Name = Sternocleidomastoid Latin = musculus sternocleidomastoideus GraySubject = 111 GrayPage = 390 Caption = The triangles of the neck. (Anterior triangles to the left; posterior triangles to the right.) Caption2 = Muscles of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sternocleidomastoid branches of occipital artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = rami sternocleidomastoidei arteriae occipitalis GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 556 Caption = The arteries of the face and scalp. Caption2 = BranchFrom = occipital artery BranchTo = Vein = Supplies = MeshName …   Wikipedia

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