|1.||Nontechnical name: collarbone either of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone|
|2.||the corresponding structure in other vertebrates|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin clāvicula, from Latin clāvis key]|
clavicle clav·i·cle (klāv'ĭ-kəl)
Either of two slender bones that extend from the manubrium of the sternum to the acromion of the scapula. Also called collarbone.
|clavicle (klāv'ĭ-kəl) Pronunciation Key
Either of two slender bones that extend from the upper part of the sternum (breastbone) to the shoulder. Also called collarbone.
curved anterior bone of the shoulder (pectoral) girdle in vertebrates; it functions as a strut to support the shoulder
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