pectoral girdle definition

  • noun:
    • A bony or cartilaginous framework in vertebrates, attached with and giving support to the forelimbs or anterior fins. Also referred to as pectoral arch.
    • The bony or cartilaginous system that supports the forelimbs in vertebrates
    • a skeletal support that the forelimbs of vertebrates tend to be connected

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