splenius
noun (plural splenii) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin splenium plaster, compress, from Greek splēnion, from splēn Date: 1732 either of two flat oblique muscles on each side of the back of the neck and upper thoracic region

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  • splénius — ⇒SPLÉNIUS, subst. masc. ANAT. Chacun des deux muscles de la nuque servant à l inclinaison et à la rotation de la tête. [Le tronc accessoire du nerf vague] traverse la portion supérieure du muscle sterno mastoïdien, auquel il donne quelques… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • splenius — SPLÉNIUS s. n. muşchi la partea posterioară a gâtului şi superioară a spatelui. (< fr. splénius) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Splenius — Sple ni*us, n. [NL.] (Anat.) A flat muscle of the back of the neck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splenius — [splē′nē əs] n. pl. splenii [splē′nē ī΄] [ModL < L splenium, a patch, plaster < Gr splēnion, dim. of splēn,SPLEEN] either of two large, flat muscles at the back of the neck, serving to rotate and extend the head and rotate and flex the neck …   English World dictionary

  • Splenius — Musculus splenius Rückenmuskulatur des Menschen Ursprung Nackenband, Dornfortsätze der Hals und Brustwirbel Ansatz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • splenius — See s. muscle of head, s. muscle of neck. [Mod. L. fr. G. splenion, a bandage] * * * sple·ni·us nē əs n, pl nii nē .ī either of two flat oblique muscles on each side of the back of the neck and upper thoracic region: a) SPLENIUS CAPITIS b)… …   Medical dictionary

  • splenius — noun /ˈspliːnɪəs/ A broad muscle running up the top part of the back of the neck. He caressed and parted [...] her lank loose, nearly lumbus length (when she threw her head back as now) black silks as he tried to get at her bed warm splenius …   Wiktionary

  • splenius — sple̱nius, ...nia, ...nium [zu gr. σπληνιον = Pflaster, Verband]: einer Binde ähnlich, riemenförmig; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus splenius capitis (Anat.) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • splenius — splenial, adj. /splee nee euhs/, n., pl. splenii / nee uy /. Anat. a broad muscle on each side of the back of the neck and the upper part of the thoracic region, the action of which draws the head backward and assists in turning it to one side.… …   Universalium

  • splénius — (splé ni us ) s. m. Terme d anatomie. Muscle de la partie postérieure du cou et supérieure du dos, allongé, aplati, divisé inférieurement en deux parties. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, compresse, ainsi dit à cause de la forme …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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