sternohyoid

noun
ster·​no·​hy·​oid | \ ˌstər-nō-ˈhī-ˌȯid How to pronounce sternohyoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of sternohyoid

: an infrahyoid muscle on each side of the midline that arises from the medial end of the clavicle and the first segment of the sternum, inserts into the body of the hyoid bone, and acts to depress the hyoid bone and the larynx

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“Sternohyoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sternohyoid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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