subclavius

subclavius

[suhb-kley-vee-uhs]
noun, plural subclavii [suhb-kley-vee-ahy] . Anatomy.
a small shoulder muscle, the action of which assists in depressing the shoulder.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Neo-Latin subclāvius (musculus) subclavian (muscle), equivalent to Latin sub- sub- + clāvi(s) key (see clavicle) + -us adj. suffix

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