longissimus cervicis

noun
longissimus cer·​vi·​cis | \ -ˈsər-və-səs How to pronounce longissimus cervicis (audio) \

Medical Definition of longissimus cervicis

: a slender muscle medial to the longissimus thoracis that arises by long thin tendons from the transverse processes of the upper four or five thoracic vertebrae, is inserted by similar tendons into the transverse processes of the second to sixth cervical vertebrae, and extends the spinal column and bends it to one side

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“Longissimus cervicis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/longissimus%20cervicis. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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