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omohyoid (muscle)

 

Definition: infrahyoid muscle; formed of two bellies attached to intermediate tendon; origin, by inferior belly from upper border of scapula between superior angle and notch; insertion, by superior belly into hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid; nerve supply, upper cervical spinal nerves through ansa cervicalis.

Synonym(s): musculus omohyoideusTA, omohyoid

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