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semispinalis capitis


semispinalis capitis

noun semispinalis cap·i·tis \-ˈkap-ət-əs\

Definition of SEMISPINALIS CAPITIS

:  a deep longitudinal muscle of the back that arises especially from the transverse processes of the upper six or seven thoracic and the seventh cervical vertebrae, is inserted on the outer surface of the occipital bone between two ridges behind the foramen magnum, and acts to extend and rotate the head—called also complexus
March 02, 2015
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Having a changeable luster or color
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