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Medical Term:

sternothyroid (muscle)


infrahyoid (strap) muscle of anterior neck; origin, posterior surface of manubrium of sternum and first or second costal cartilage; insertion, oblique line of thyroid cartilage; action, depresses larynx; nerve supply, upper cervical via spinal nerves (ansa cervicalis).

Synonym(s): musculus sternothyroideusTA

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