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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process of the temporal bone.
  • A small muscular branch of the occipital artery which supplies the sternoclidomastoid.
  • The entire sternoclidomastoid, without distinction.
  • n. The sternomastoid muscle.

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Examples

  • ยท Compress the base of the neck to dilate the vein which crosses the sternomastoid muscle.

    Chapter 5

  • The Sternocleidomastoid Branch (ramus sternocleidomastoideus; sternomastoid branch) runs downward and lateralward across the sheath of the common carotid artery, and supplies the Sternocleidomastoideus and neighboring muscles and integument; it frequently arises as a separate branch from the external carotid.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • The Sternocleidomastoid Artery (a. sternocleidomastoidea; sternomastoid artery) generally arises from the occipital close to its commencement, but sometimes springs directly from the external carotid.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • Gaseous emphysema and pus formation urgently demand early external drainage, preferably behind the sternomastoid.

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery

  • The sternomastoid muscle bulged at the angle of the jaw, and was flaccid, and his ` ` Adam's apple '' was on a level with the chin.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Muirhead 6.256 cites an instance in which a firm, broad strip of cartilage resembling sternomastoid extended from below the left ear to the left upper corner of the sternum, being entirely separate from the jaw.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The sternomastoid muscle bulged at the angle of the jaw, and was flaccid, and his "Adam's apple" was on a level with the chin.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Muirhead cites an instance in which a firm, broad strip of cartilage resembling sternomastoid extended from below the left ear to the left upper corner of the sternum, being entirely separate from the jaw.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The sternocleidomastoids (SCM) -- one on each side of the neck -- are paired muscles, composed of the sternomastoid component that runs from the sternum to the mastoid process of the skull, immediately behind and below the ear, and the cleidomastoid muscle that runs from the clavicle to the mastoid.

    Bloody Elbow

  • No limitation of movements of the joint affected. sternomastoid muscle. e.

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