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Introduction: Sternocleidomastoideus

Description of Sternocleidomastoideus

Sternocleidomastoideus: 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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Sternocleidomastoideus: Related Topics

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Broader terms for Sternocleidomastoideus

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Hierarchical classifications of Sternocleidomastoideus

The following list attempts to classify Sternocleidomastoideus into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • skeletal muscle,striated muscle
  • muscle,musculus
  • contractile organ,contractor
  • organ
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

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