noun hy·po·clei·di·um

Definition of hypocleidium



  1. :  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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capable of being understood in two ways

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