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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ska'len


  1. Having sides of unequal length, said of a triangle so formed.
  2. One of several muscles so named.

See: scalenus anterior (muscle), musculus scalenus anticus, scalenus medius (muscle), scalenus minimus (muscle), scalenus posterior (muscle), musculus scalenus posticus

Synonym(s): scalenus

[G. skalenos, uneven]

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