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sternohyoid (muscle)


Definition: infrahyoid (strap) muscle of anterior neck; origin, posterior surface of manubrium sterni and first costal cartilage; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid bone; nerve supply, upper cervical via spinal nerves (ansa cervicalis).

Synonym(s): musculus sternohyoideusTA

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