Definition of sternomastoid in English:

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sternomastoid

Pronunciation: /ˌstərnōˈmastoid/

noun

Another term for sternocleidomastoid.
Example sentences
  • He was the first to excise the mandible in a case of jaw tumor and treat torticollis by subcutaneous section of the sternomastoid muscle.
  • Examination reveals a rubbery, nontender mass at the level of the carotid bifurcation, along the anterior border of the sternomastoid, more mobile laterally than vertically.
  • ‘Functional’ neck dissections, modified to preserve the jugular, sternomastoid, or accessory nerve while ensuring complete removal of involved nodes, have gained popularity.

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Syllabification: ster·no·mas·toid

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