splenius


sple·ni·us

noun \ˈsplē-nē-əs\
plural -nii \-nē-ˌī\

Definition of SPLENIUS

:  either of two flat oblique muscles on each side of the back of the neck and upper thoracic region

Origin of SPLENIUS

New Latin, from Latin splenium plaster, compress, from Greek splēnion, from splēn
First Known Use: 1732

sple·ni·us

noun \-nē-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -nii \-nē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of SPLENIUS

: either of two flat oblique muscles on each side of the back of the neck and upper thoracic region: a : splenius capitis b : splenius cervicis

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