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coracoid

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adjective cor·a·coid \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌkȯid, ˈkär-\

Definition of coracoid

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a process of the scapula in most mammals or a well-developed cartilage bone of many lower vertebrates that extends from the scapula to or toward the sternum

coracoid noun


Origin of coracoid

New Latin coracoides, from Greek korakoeidēs, literally, like a raven, from korak-, korax raven — more at raven


First Known Use: 1741


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