noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
a bone of the pectoral arch.
(in humans) either of two slender bones, each articulating with the sternum and a scapula and forming the anterior part of a shoulder; collarbone.
either of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone Nontechnical name collarbone
the corresponding structure in other vertebrates
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.
cla·vic’u·lar (klə-vĭk’yə-lər) adj.
cla·vic’u·late’ (-lāt’) adj.
Either of two slender bones that extend from the upper part of the sternum (breastbone) to the shoulder. Also called collarbone.
noun, plural subclavii [suhb-kley-vee-ahy] /sʌbˈkleɪ viˌaɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a small shoulder muscle, the action of which assists in depressing the shoulder.
noun, Ecology. 1. the development of an ecological community to a stage short of the expected climax because of some factor, as repeated fires in a forest, that arrests the normal succession. noun 1. (ecology) a community in which development has been arrested before climax has been attained subclimax (sŭb-klī’māks’) A stage in the ecological […]
adjective, Medicine/Medical. 1. pertaining to an early stage of a disease; having no noticeable clinical symptoms. adjective 1. (med) of or relating to the stage in the course of a disease before the symptoms are first noted subclinical sub·clin·i·cal (sŭb-klĭn’ĭ-kəl) adj. Not manifesting characteristic clinical symptoms. Used of a disease or condition.
- Subclinical absence
subclinical absence n. Transient impairment of thinking without overt manifestations, demonstrable only by psychological testing, and accompanied by an outburst of spike and wave complexes appearing at a rate of 3 per second on an electroencephalogram.