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Sternohyoid muscle

sternohyoid muscle ster·no·hy·oid muscle (stûr’nō-hī’oid’)
A muscle with origin from the episternum and the first costal cartilage, with insertion into the hyoid bone, with nerve supply from the upper cervical nerve through the cervical ansa, and whose action depresses the hyoid bone.


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