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sternothyroideus --> sternothyroid

(Science: anatomy) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the thyroid cartilage.

(Science: muscle) origin, posterior surface of manubrium of sternum and first or second costal cartilage; insertion, oblique line of thyroid cartilage; action, depresses larynx; nerve supply, upper cervical via spinal nerves (ansa cervicalis).

Synonym: musculus sternothyroideus.

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