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Webster 1913 Edition


Clavicle

Clav′i-cle

,
Noun.
[F.
clavicule
, fr. L.
clavicula
a little key, tendril, dim. of
clavis
key, akin to
claudere
to shut. See
Close
, and cf.
Clef
.]
(Anat.)
The collar bone, which is joined at one end to the scapula, or shoulder blade, and at the other to the sternum, or breastbone. In man each clavicle is shaped like the letter [GREEK], and is situated just above the first rib on either side of the neck. In birds the two clavicles are united ventrally, forming the merrythought, or wishbone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Clavicle

CLAVICLE

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Noun.
The collar bone. There are two clavicles, or channel bones, joined at one end to the scapula or shoulder bone, and at the other, to the sternum or breast bone.

Definition 2022


clavicle

clavicle

English

Clavicles shown in red.

Noun

clavicle (plural clavicles)

  1. The collarbone; the prominent bone at the top of the chest between the shoulder and the neck connecting the shoulder and the breastbone.

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