One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Designating a long slender digastric muscle which arises from the upper border of the shoulder blade and passes obliquely along the side and front of the neck to the lower border of the hyoid bone.
The omohyoid muscle.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Viner Ellis (1812–1900). From omo- + hyoid, after omohyoideus.
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