clavicle

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noun clav·i·cle \ˈkla-vi-kəl\

Definition of clavicle

  1. :  a bone of the vertebrate pectoral girdle typically serving to link the scapula and sternum —called also collarbone

clavicular

play \kla-ˈvi-kyə-lər, klə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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


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clavicle

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noun clav·i·cle \ˈkla-vi-kəl\

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clavicle

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noun clav·i·cle \ˈklav-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of clavicle

  1. :  a bone of the shoulder 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

clavicular

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