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splenius

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noun sple·ni·us \ˈsplē-nē-əs\

Definition of splenius

plural

-nii

\-nē-ˌī\
  1. :  either of two flat oblique muscles on each side of the back of the neck and upper thoracic region



Origin and Etymology of splenius

New Latin, from Latin splenium plaster, compress, from Greek splēnion, from splēn


First Known Use: 1732


Medical Dictionary

splenius

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noun sple·ni·us \-nē-əs\

Medical Definition of splenius

plural

splenii

\-nē-ˌī\play
  1. :  either of two flat oblique muscles on each side of the back of the neck and upper thoracic region:a:  splenius capitisb:  splenius cervicis




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