Definition of scalenus in English:

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Pronunciation: /skāˈlēnəs/

noun (plural scaleni /-ˈlēnī/)

Any of several muscles extending from the neck to the first and second ribs.


Early 18th century: modern Latin, from late Latin scalenus (musculus) 'unequal (muscle)' (see scalene).

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Syllabification: sca·le·nus

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