Meaning of sternocleidomastoid
Pronunciation: (stûr"nō-klī"du-mas'toid), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
- of, pertaining to, or involving the sternum, the clavicle, and the mastoid process.
- a thick muscle on each side of the neck, the action of which assists in bending the head and neck forward and sideways.
- sternocleidomastoid (Thesaurus)