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musculi scaleni

musculi scaleni is a plural form of musculus scalenus

musculus scalenus

Definition:

any of 4 pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the 2nd rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Usage:

Latin

Plural:

musculi scaleni

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

early 18th century: modern Latin, from late Latin scalenus (musculus) "unequal...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Scalene muscles

a group of three pairs of muscles in the lateral neck, namely the scalenus anterior, scalenus medius, and scalenus posterior. They are innervated by the fourth, fifth, and sixth cervical spinal nerves. They originate from the transverse processes from... (39 of 723 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scalene muscles

Oxford Dictionary:

scalene | scalene muscle

(of a triangle) having sides unequal in length. | [anatomy] : another term for "scalenus". | a scalene triangle. (17 of 52 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scalene

American Heritage Dictionary:

scalene muscle | scalenus | scaleni [plural]

Any of three muscles on each side of the neck that serve to bend and rotate the neck and that assist breathing by raising or fixing the first two ... (29 of 36 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scalene-muscle

Wiktionary:

scalene muscle [anatomy] | scalenus [anatomy] | scaleni [anatomy, plural]

any of the three pairs of muscles on each side of the neck that are involved in moving the neck, and in breathing (23 of 25 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scalene muscle

Collins Dictionary:

scalenus [anatomy] | scaleni [plural]

any one of the three muscles situated on each side of the neck extending from the cervical vertebrae to the first or second pair of ribs (26 of 220 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scalenus

Random House Dictionary:

scalenus [anatomy] | scaleni [plural]

any of three muscles on each side of the neck, the action of which raises the first and second ribs in respiration and assists in bending the neck to ... (29 of 41 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scalenus

New World Dictionary:

scalenus

a scalene muscle (3 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scalenus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

striated muscle [anatomy] | skeletal muscle | voluntary muscle [synonym]

striped muscle most common of the three types of muscle in the body. Striated muscle is attached to bone and produces all the movements of body parts ... (27 of 83 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/569012​/striated-muscle

Merriam-Webster:

skeletal muscle

striated muscle that is usually attached to the skeleton and is usually under voluntary control (15 of 29 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/skeletal muscle

Encarta Dictionary:

striated muscle | striated muscles [plural] | striped muscle [anatomy]

a muscle or muscle tissue that shows light and dark bands within the muscle fibers (15 of 30 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715595​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

scalenus | scaleni [plural]

Origin: early 18th century: modern Latin, from late Latin scalenus (musculus) "unequal (muscle)" (see "scalene")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scalenus

Collins Dictionary:

scalenus [anatomy] | scaleni [plural]

First use: 18th century

Origin: from New Latin; see scalene

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scalenus

American Heritage Dictionary:

scalenus | scaleni [plural]

Origin: Late Latin scalēnus, scalene; see "scalene".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scalenus

New World Dictionary:

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

scalenus [anatomy] | scaleni [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scalenus"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scalenus

the Free Dictionary:

scalenus

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "scalenus"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "scalenus" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/scalenus

Google Dictionary:

scalenus | scaleni [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "scalenus"

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YourDictionary Audio:

scalenus

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scalenus" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scalenus

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