iliocostalis cervicis muscle

il·i·o·cos·ta·lis cer·vi·cis mus·cle

(il'ē-ō-kos-tā'lis sĕr-vī'sis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, angles of upper six ribs; insertion, transverse processes of middle cervical vertebrae; action, extends, abducts, and rotates cervical vertebrae; nerve supply, dorsal branches of upper thoracic nerves.