Scalene muscles
Scalene Sca*lene", a. [L. scalenus, Gr. ?: cf. F. scal[`e]ne.] 1. (Geom.) (a) Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle. (b) Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) (a) Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles. (b) Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles. [1913 Webster]

{Scalene muscles} (Anat.), a group of muscles, usually three on each side in man, extending from the cervical vertebr[ae] to the first and second ribs. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Scalene muscles — Infobox Muscle Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = The anterior vertebral muscles. Caption2 = Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli. Origin =… …   Wikipedia

  • Scalene — Sca*lene , a. [L. scalenus, Gr. ?: cf. F. scal[ e]ne.] 1. (Geom.) (a) Having the sides and angles unequal; said of a triangle. (b) Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Designating several triangular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scalene — may refer to:* A scalene triangle, one in which all sides (or angles) are different * A scalene ellipsoid, one in which the lengths of all three semi principal axes are different * Scalene muscles of the neck * Scalene tubercle, a slight ridge on …   Wikipedia

  • Muscles of respiration — The various muscles of respiration aid in both inspiration and expiration, which require changes in the pressure within the thoracic cavity. The respiratory muscles work to achieve this by changing the dimensions of the thoracic cavity. The… …   Wikipedia

  • scalene — 1. Having sides of unequal length, said of a triangle so formed. 2. One of several muscles so named. See scalenus anterior (muscle), musculus scalenus anticus, scalenus medius (muscle), scalenus …   Medical dictionary

  • scalène — [ skalɛn ] adj. • 1542; lat. scalenus, gr. skalênos « boiteux », d où « impair, inégal » 1 ♦ Géom. Triangle scalène : triangle quelconque. 2 ♦ (XVIe) Anat. Muscles scalènes, ou n. m. pl. les scalènes : les trois muscles de la partie antéro… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Muscles of larynx — Muscles of larynx. Side view. Right lamina of thyroid cartilage removed. Latin musculi laryngis Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • scalene — [skā′lēn΄, skā lēn′] adj. [LL scalenus < Gr skalēnos, uneven, odd < IE base * (s)kel , to bend, crooked > OE sceolh, squinting, L coluber, serpent] 1. Anat. designating or of any of three deeply set muscles extending from the first two… …   English World dictionary

  • scalène — (ska lè n ) adj. 1°   Terme de géométrie. Triangle scalène, triangle dont les trois côtés sont inégaux. 2°   Terme d anatomie. Les muscles scalènes, ou, substantivement, les scalènes, muscles qui prennent leurs insertions aux apophyses… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • scalene muscle — noun any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing • Syn: ↑scalenus, ↑musculus scalenus • Hypernyms: ↑skeletal muscle, ↑striated muscle * * * scalene muscle, any …   Useful english dictionary

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