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Sternon (Latin) - Breast
3 terms share this root

Muscle of the "breast, clavicle, and breastlike process (behind the ear)" that is response for turning the head contralaterally.

  • Sternon (Latin) - Breast
  • Cleido (Latin) - Clavicle
  • Mastos (Greek) - Breast
  • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
  • A muscle that turns the head to the contralateral side.
  • Innervated by the spinal accessory nerve (CN 11)
  • Often hypertrophied in congenital torticollis.
  • Sternothyroid

    Muscle that connects the "breast" to the "oblongshield"shaped thyroid cartilage

  • Muscle that connects the manubrium and thyroid cartilage and acts to depress the thyroid cartilage.
  • Sternum

    The "breast" bone, in front of the heart, to which the ribs attach.

  • Bone located in front of the heart, to which the ribs attach. Composed of the manubrium, the body, and the xiphoid process and it connects to the clavicles as well as the first seven pairs of ribs.
  • Breastbone, sternal angle
  • Median sternotomy