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1. Having sides of unequal length, said of a triangle so formed.
2. One of several muscles so named.
[G. skalēnos, uneven]
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n. pl. scale·ni (-nī, -nē)
See scalene muscle.
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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.
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