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  • n. A superficial muscle in the neck, overlapping the sternocleidomastoid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thin broad muscle situated immediately beneath the skin at the side of the neck, and extending from the chest and shoulder to the face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of two broad muscles located on either side of the neck and innervated by the facial nerve; extends from lower jaw to clavicle and is involved in moving the mouth and jaw


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  • Contusion of the platysma could be a sign of choking or strangulation

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  • Without the help of the epicranius, zygomaticus, triangurlis, quadratus labii, buccinator and platysma, Little Red Riding Hood would have been little more than a silhouette through closed eyelids.

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  • After that, you can tell a fake smile because the risorius and platysma muscles pull the lower lip down and out, squaring it and exposing the lower teeth.


  • At this locality, the vessel will be found, in general, subjacent to the following mentioned structures, numbered from the superficies to its own level -- viz., the common integument and subcutaneous adipose membrane, which will vary in thickness in several individuals; next, the platysma myoides muscle, F

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  • At this place, if an incision, dividing the skin, platysma and some superficial branches of nerves, be made along the anterior border of the sterno-mastoid muscle, and this latter be turned

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  • Subcutaneous platysma myoides muscle, lying on the face, neck, and upper part of chest, and covering the structures contained in the two surgical triangles of the neck.

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  • Both these triangles and their contents are completely sheathed by that thin scarf-like muscle, named platysma myoides, A A, Plate 3, the fibres of which traverse the neck slantingly in a line, O A, of diagonal direction opposite to and secant of that of the sterno-mastoid muscle.

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  • Biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts. platysma

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  • The skin, the fascia, and platysma muscle, the sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle, the deep layer of the cervical fascia,

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  • L. Masseter muscle, crossed by the parotid duct, and some fibres of platysma.

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