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Sternocleidomastoid muscle

Introduction: Sternocleidomastoid muscle

Description of Sternocleidomastoid muscle

Sternocleidomastoid muscle: 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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Sternocleidomastoid muscle: Related Topics

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Broader terms for Sternocleidomastoid muscle

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Hierarchical classifications of Sternocleidomastoid muscle

The following list attempts to classify Sternocleidomastoid muscle 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

Source: WordNet 2.1

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