Definition of hypocleidium
: a median process on the wishbone of many birds often connected with the sternum by a ligament or ossified with it
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Origin and Etymology of hypocleidium
New Latin, from hypo- + Greek kleidion small key, diminutive ofkleid-, kleis key, hook, clavicle — more at cleid-
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