splenius

noun sple·ni·us \ ˈsplē-nē-əs \

Definition of splenius

plural -nii play \ˈsplē-nē-ˌī\
: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


Medical Dictionary

splenius

noun sple·ni·us \ -nē-əs \

medical Definition of splenius

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

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