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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.


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