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Substernomastoid

Definition

noun

(anatomy) Any of the paired muscle of the anterolateral portion of the neck, and turns the head from side to side


Supplement

Its name is derived from the fact that it originates from the manubrium of sternum (sterno-) and clavicle (cleido-), and inserts at the mastoid process.


Abbreviation / Acronym: SCM

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