scalenus

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sca·lene

(skā'lēn),
1. Having sides of unequal length, said of a triangle so formed.
2. One of several muscles so named.
Synonym(s): scalenus
[G. skalēnos, uneven]

scalenus

(skā-lē′nəs)
n. pl. scale·ni (-nī, -nē)

scalenus

[skālē′nəs]
Etymology: Gk, skalenos
one of a group of four muscles arising from the cervical vertebrae with insertions on the first or second rib.

scalenus

(skā-lē′nŭs) [L., uneven]
One of three deeply situated muscles on each side of the neck, extending from the tubercles of the transverse processes of the third through sixth cervical vertebrae to the first or second rib. The three muscles are the scalenus anterior (anticus), medius, and posterior.