clavicle definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two thin bones in people that extend through the manubrium of sternum to your acromion of the scapula. Also referred to as collarbone.
    • one of several bones of pectoral girdle in many vertebrates.
    • The collar-bone; the prominent bone tissue near the top of the chest involving the shoulder therefore the throat.
    • The collar-bone, that is joined at one end into scapula, or shoulder blade, as well as others towards sternum, or breastbone. In man each clavicle is formed just like the letter �, and is situated right above the very first rib on either region of the neck. In wild birds the two clavicles tend to be united ventrally, developing the merrythought, or wishbone.
    • The collar-bone, creating one of many elements of the pectoral arch in vertebrate animals.
    • In botany, a tendril.
    • The columella of a univalve layer.
    • In ichthyology, often the largest bone of the shoulder-girdle.
    • bone connecting the scapula and sternum

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