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splenius

noun sple·ni·us \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
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Origin of SPLENIUS

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

splenius

noun sple·ni·us \-nē-əs\
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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