Medical Dictionary

levator scapulae

noun levator scap·u·lae \-ˈskap-yə-ˌlē\

Definition of LEVATOR SCAPULAE

:  a back muscle that arises in the transverse processes of the first four cervical vertebrae and descends to insert into the vertebral border of the scapula which it elevates

Illustration of LEVATOR SCAPULAE

March 31, 2015
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