Sternocleidomastoid meaning

stûrnō-klīdə-măstoid
Either of two muscles of the neck that serve to flex the neck and rotate the head.
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Either of two muscles of the neck that serve to flex the neck and rotate the head.
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(anatomy) Relating to or involving the sternum, the clavicle and the mastoid process.
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The sternocleidomastoid muscle.
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Origin of sternocleidomastoid

  • stern(um) Greek kleis kleid- collarbone mastoid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition