Scalenectomy



scalenectomy sca·le·nec·to·my (skā’lə-něk’tə-mē)
n.
Resection of the scalene muscles.

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    scalene muscle sca·lene muscle (skā’lēn’, skā-lēn’) n. Any of three muscles on each side of the neck that serve to bend and rotate the neck and that assist breathing by raising or fixing the first two ribs.

  • Scalenohedral

    [skey-lee-nuh-hee-druh n] /skeɪˌli nəˈhi drən/ noun, plural scalenohedrons, scalenohedra [skey-lee-nuh-hee-druh] /skeɪˌli nəˈhi drə/ (Show IPA). Crystallography. 1. a hemihedral crystal form of 8 or 12 faces, each face being a scalene triangle.



  • Scalenohedron

    [skey-lee-nuh-hee-druh n] /skeɪˌli nəˈhi drən/ noun, plural scalenohedrons, scalenohedra [skey-lee-nuh-hee-druh] /skeɪˌli nəˈhi drə/ (Show IPA). Crystallography. 1. a hemihedral crystal form of 8 or 12 faces, each face being a scalene triangle.

  • Scalenotomy

    scalenotomy sca·le·not·o·my (skā’lə-nŏt’ə-mē) n. Surgical division or section of the anterior scalene muscle.



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