coracoid

adjective
cor·​a·​coid | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌkȯid How to pronounce coracoid (audio) , ˈkär- \

Definition of coracoid

: 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

Other Words from coracoid

coracoid noun

First Known Use of coracoid

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coracoid

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

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“Coracoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coracoid. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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coracoid

adjective
cor·​a·​coid | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌkȯid, ˈkär- How to pronounce coracoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of coracoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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 — see pectoral girdle

coracoid

noun

Medical Definition of coracoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a coracoid bone or process

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