from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two muscles of the neck that serve to flex and rotate the head.
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- adj. Relating to or involving the sternum, the clavicle and the mastoid process.
- n. The sternocleidomastoid muscle
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head
When the sternocleidomastoid muscle in her neck feels like steel, I pull it gently with my fingers to lengthen it.
In order of importance, they are: your diaphragm, the primary mover, a mushroom-shaped dome at the base of your ribs your intercostals (external and internal), which connect your ribs your sternocleidomastoid, at the front of your neck, and your scalenes, at the sides of your neck
A frequent finding in pediatrics is a row of small, firm, slightly enlarged lymph nodes along the front edge of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck -- the "anterior chain."
Puncture the head of the triangle formed by the two heads of the sternocleidomastoid and the clavicle.
This part of the artery is crossed obliquely, from its medial to its lateral side, by the sternocleidomastoid branch of the superior thyroid artery; it is also crossed by the superior and middle thyroid veins which end in the internal jugular; descending in front of its sheath is the descending branch of the hypoglossal nerve, this filament being joined by one or two branches from the cervical nerves, which cross the vessel obliquely.
He had a deep wound running transversely across the neck, from one angle of the jaw to the other, cutting open the floor of the mouth and extending from the inner border of the sternocleidomastoid to the other, leaving the large vessels of the neck untouched.
On the left side of whose neck, over the middle anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, was a nipple-like projection 1/2 inch in length; a rod of cartilage was prolonged into it from a thin plate, which was freely movable in the subcutaneous tissue, forming a striking analogue to an auricle (Fig. 105).
There is mentioned the case of a boy of six months on the left side of whose neck, over the middle anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, was a nipple-like projection 1/2 inch in length; a rod of cartilage was prolonged into it from a thin plate, which was freely movable in the subcutaneous tissue, forming a striking analogue to an auricle.
Anurag Agarwal, of The Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, Fla., and colleagues studied the results of 25 patients who underwent lip augmentation with segments of their own sternocleidomastoid, a muscle running along the side of the neck, and the connective tissue that overlies it.
MONDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Lip implants that use grafts of muscle and connective tissue from the neck improve patient appearance for at least two years, U.S. researchers report. lip augmentation with their own sternocleidomastoid (a muscle that runs along the side of the neck) and the connective tissue (fasica) that overlies the muscle.