from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of two muscles of the back of the neck, extending from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull, that rotate and extend the head and neck.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A broad muscle, extending from the upper part of the thorax, on the back and side of the neck, beneath the trapezius.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) A flat muscle of the back of the neck.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun anatomy A broad
musclerunning up the top part of the back of the neck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The contents of the larger posterior cervical triangle, formed by B, the sterno-mastoid before; 9, the splenius; and 8, the trapezius behind, and by the clavicle below, are the following mentioned structures -- viz.,
The trapezius, the splenius, the scaleni, and the levator scapulæ muscle may also undergo shortening, along with their investing sheaths derived from the cervical fascia.