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Trapezius muscle

Either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms.  Synonyms: cowl muscle, musculus trapezius, trapezius.

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... commencement. Every vessel and nerve supplying the scalp was destroyed, and the pericranium was torn off in three places, one of the denuded spots measuring five by seven cm. and another five by six cm. The neck flap of the wound fell away from the muscular structures beneath it, exposing the trapezius muscle almost one-half the distance to the shoulder blade. The right ear was torn across in its lower third, and hung by the side of the neck by a piece of skin less than five mm. wide. The exposed surface of the wound measured 40 cm. from before ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould

Words linked to "Trapezius muscle" :   cowl muscle, striated muscle, skeletal muscle, trapezius, musculus trapezius

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