|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.