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n. pl. sca·le·ni (-nī, -nē)
See scalene muscle.
[Late Latin scalēnus, scalene; see scalene.]
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n, pl -ni (-naɪ)
(Anatomy) anatomy any one of the three muscles situated on each side of the neck extending from the cervical vertebrae to the first or second pair of ribs
[C18: from New Latin; see scalene]
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|Noun||1.||scalenus - any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing|
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