semispinalis capitis (muscle)

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sem·i·spi·na·lis ca·pi·tis (mus·cle)

origin, transverse processes of five or six upper thoracic and articular processes of four lower cervical vertebrae; insertion, occipital bone between superior and inferior nuchal lines; action, rotates head and draws it backward; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of cervical spinal nerves.