cleidohyoid muscle

cleidohyoid muscle

[klī′dōhi′oid]
Etymology: Gk, cleis, key + hyoeides, U-shaped
a slip of muscle sometimes seen augmenting the sternohyoid muscle, extending from the hyoid bone to the clavicle.
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From the different types of variations in the infrahyoid muscles, the muscles extending between clavicle and hyoid bone were classified as cleidohyoid muscles by Loth as early as 1912 (7).