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Definitions and Synonyms of sternocleidomastoid muscle | Another word for sternocleidomastoid muscle | What is sternocleidomastoid muscle?

Definition 1: one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for sternocleidomastoid muscle in the sense of this definition

(sternocleidomastoid muscle is a kind of ...) a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

(... is part of sternocleidomastoid muscle) the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body

"he admired her long graceful neck" "the horse won by a neck"

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