transverse muscle of nape


An occasional muscle passing between the tendons of the trapezius and the sternocleidomastoid muscles.

Nearby words

  1. transverse ligament of elbow,
  2. transverse ligament of knee,
  3. transverse ligament of perineum,
  4. transverse muscle of abdomen,
  5. transverse muscle of chin,
  6. transverse muscle of tongue,
  7. transverse nerve of neck,
  8. transverse plane,
  9. transverse presentation,
  10. transverse process

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