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clavicle

clavicle

noun clav·i·cle \ˈkla-vi-kəl\

Definition of CLAVICLE

:  a bone of the vertebrate pectoral girdle typically serving to link the scapula and sternum —called also collarbone
cla·vic·u·lar \kla-ˈvi-kyə-lər, klə-\ adjective

Origin of CLAVICLE

French clavicule, from New Latin clavicula, from Latin, diminutive of Latin clavis; akin to Greek kleid-, kleis key, kleiein to close
First Known Use: 1615

clavicle

noun clav·i·cle \ˈklav-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLAVICLE

:  a bone of the pectoral girdle that links the scapula and sternum, is situated just above the first rib on either side of the neck, and has the form of a narrow elongated S—called also collarbone
cla·vic·u·lar \kla-ˈvik-yə-lər, klə-\ adjective

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