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Sternohyoid

sternohyoid

1. (Science: anatomy) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the hyoid bone or cartilage.

2. (Science: muscle) origin, posterior surface of manubrium sterni and first costal cartilage; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid bone; nerve supply, upper cervical via spinal nerves(ansa cervicalis).

Synonym: musculus sternohyoideus.


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