American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Either of two large flat triangular muscles running from the base of the occiput to the middle of the back that support and make it possible to raise the head and shoulders.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large superficial muscle of the back of the neck and adjacent parts. It arises from the external occipital protuberance, the inner third of the superior curved line of the occipital bone, the ligamentum nuchæ and the spines of the last cervical and of all the thoracic vertebra, and is inserted into the outer third of the clavicle and the acromion and spine of the scapula. Each trapezius is triangular, and with its fellow of the opposite side forms a somewhat diamond-shaped figure, little like the trapezium of geometry. Also called
cucullarisand cowl-muscle or shawl-muscle. See cut under muscle.
- n. anatomy A large vertebrate skeletal muscle divided into an ascending, descending, and transverse portion, attaching the neck and central spine to the outer extremity of the scapula; it functions in scapular elevation, adduction, and depression.
- n. either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
- New Latin, from Medieval Latin trapēzium, trapezium (from the shape of the muscles paired); see trapezium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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