noun, plural tra·pe·zi·us·es. Anatomy.
Origin of trapezius
Examples from the Web for trapezius
The bullet tore through my voice box and larynx before lodging itself in my trapezius.15 Rounds and Still Talking: Lt. Brian Murphy’s Story of the Oak Creek Massacre|Simran Jeet Singh|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Also, he lifted weights with his teeth to bulk up his neck and trapezius muscles.
The next muscles to become stiff and painful are those of the neck, especially the sterno-mastoid and trapezius.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Bradford inserts a portion of the trapezius into the humeral insertion of the deltoid.
A not infrequent accompaniment is a shrug of one or both shoulders, due to synergic contraction of the trapezius.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
In time other muscles compensate in part for the loss of the trapezius.
British Dictionary definitions for trapezius
noun plural -uses
Word Origin for trapezius
Word Origin and History for trapezius
1704, from Modern Latin trapezius (musculus), masc. adjective from trapezium (see trapezium).