noun, plural scaleni
[skey-lee-nahy] /skeɪˈli naɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
any of three muscles on each side of the neck, the action of which raises the first and second ribs in respiration and assists in bending the neck to one side.
noun (pl) -ni (-naɪ)
(anatomy) any one of the three muscles situated on each side of the neck extending from the cervical vertebrae to the first or second pair of ribs
- Scalenus anterior syndrome
scalenus anterior syndrome sca·le·nus anterior syndrome (skā-lē’nəs) n. A disorder characterized by pain and tingling in the forearm and hand similar to that occurring in cervical rib syndrome, caused by compression of the brachial plexus and subclavian artery against the first thoracic rib by a hypertonic anterior scalene muscle. Also called scalenus anticus syndrome, Naffziger […]
noun 1. scale2 (def 2).
noun 1. a person or thing that scales. 2. Also called counter, scaling circuit. Electronics. an electronic circuit devised to give a single pulse as output after a certain number of input pulses. noun 1. a person or thing that scales 2. Also called counter, scaling circuit. an electronic device or circuit that aggregates electric […]
noun 1. Zoology. one of the thin, flat, horny plates forming the covering of certain animals, as snakes, lizards, and pangolins. one of the hard, bony or dentinal plates, either flat or denticulate, forming the covering of certain other animals, as fishes. 2. any thin, platelike piece, lamina, or flake that peels off from a […]