obliquus capitis inferior muscle

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ob·li·quus ca·pi·tis in·fe·ri·or mus·cle

(ōb-lī'kwŭs kap'i-tis in-fēr'ē-ŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Suboccipital muscle that, despite its name, has no attachment to skull; origin, spinous process of axis; insertion, transverse process of atlas; action, rotates head.
Synonym(s): inferior oblique muscle of head, musculus obliquus capitis inferior.
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