semispinal muscle of thorax n.
A muscle with origin from the fifth to the eleventh thoracic vertebrae, with insertion into the first four thoracic vertebrae and the fifth and seventh cervical vertebrae, with nerve supply from the dorsal branches of the cervical and the thoracic nerves, and whose action extends the vertebral column.
[sem-ee-stahr-vey-shuh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i stɑrˈveɪ ʃən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun 1. the state of being nearly starved.
[sem-ee-suh b-mur-suh-buh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i səbˈmɜr sə bəl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun 1. Also called semisubmersible rig. a self-propelled barge that is mounted on partially submerged legs supported by underwater pontoons, rides at anchor, and serves as a work base and living quarters in deep offshore drilling operations. adjective 2. of, for, or pertaining to […]
[sem-ee-suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. half below the surface of the ground: the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.
adjective 1. achieving or having achieved success. 2. having attained wealth, position, honors, or the like. 3. resulting in or attended with success. adjective 1. having succeeded in one’s endeavours 2. marked by a favourable outcome 3. having obtained fame, wealth, etc
semisulcus sem·i·sul·cus (sěm’ē-sŭl’kəs, sěm’ī-) n. A slight groove on the edge of a bone or other structure that forms a complete sulcus when united with a similar groove on the corresponding adjoining structure.