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Definitions of clavicle

  1. bone linking the scapula and sternum Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The collar bone, which is joined at one end to the scapula, or shoulder blade, and at the other to the sternum, or breastbone. In man each clavicle is shaped like the letter /, and is situated just above the first rib on either side of the neck. In birds the two clavicles are united ventrally, forming the merrythought, or wishbone. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A bone which connects the breast bone and the shoulder blade; the collar bone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Collar-bone, a long doubly curved bone, forming part of the shoulder-girdle, its inner end articulating with the manubrium sterni, its outer with the acromial process of the scapula. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  5. A curved bone at the base of neck; the collar bone. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  6. The collar-bone, so called from its resemblance to a Roman key. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Clavicular. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The bone forming the anterior portion of the shoulder girdle; in animals, ventral. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  9. [Latin] Collar-bone, forming anterior or ventral portion of shoulder girdle. na
  10. The collar bone, which is joined at one end to the scapula, or shoulder blade, and at the other to the sternum, or breastbone. In man each clavicle is shaped like the letter dictgcide_fs
  11. klav'i-kl, n. an important part of the pectoral girdle of vertebrates, best known in the collar-bone of man and in the merry-thought of birds--also CLAVIC'ULA.--adj. CLAVIC'ULAR. [Fr. clavicule--L. clavicula, dim. of clavis, a key.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. The clavicle is shaped like the letter S, and is placed transversely at the upper part of the thorax. It is articulated, at one extremity, with the sternum; at the other with the acromion process of the scapula. It gives attachment, above, to the Sterno-cleido mastoideus; below, to the Subclavius; before, to the Pectoralis major and Deltoides; and behind, to the Trapezius. It serves as a point of support for the muscles of the arm, and protects the vessels and nerves passing to that extremity. The fibres, connecting the lamellae or plates of bones, have also been called Clavic'uli or Nails. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. [Latin] The collar-bone; a flat bone curved like the letter f, articulating with the sternum internally and the scapula externally. It serves to protect the shoulder-joint and to broaden the surfaces of attachment for the muscles of the neck and chest. na
  14. Collar-bone. So clavicular a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. The collar-bone. American pocket medical dictionary.
  16. The collar bone, articulating with the sternum and the scapula, and serving as an anterior support for the latter. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.

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