levator scapulae

noun
levator scap·​u·​lae | \ -ˈskap-yə-ˌlē How to pronounce levator scapulae (audio) \

Medical 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

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“Levator scapulae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/levator%20scapulae. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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