ansa

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ansa

(ˈænsə)
n
the apparent extremities of planetary rings, esp those of Saturn, when viewed from such a perspective that they look like handlesany of several features of the nervous system shaped in a loop
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The strap muscles (Sternohyoid, sternothyroid and superior belly of the omohyoid) are located anteriorly and are innervated by the ansa cervicalis (Ansa hypoglossi).
Alternately, the ansa cervicalis (ansa hypoglossi) may be anastamosed to the RLN in an attempt to provide some postoperative function.