sternomastoid muscle

sternomastoid muscle
ster·no·mas·toid muscle -'mas-.tȯid- n STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID

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a long muscle in the neck, extending from the mastoid process to the sternum and clavicle. It serves to rotate the neck and flex the head.

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musculus sternocleidomastoideus.

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