Definition of clavicle in English:
Technical term for collarbone.
- The shoulder girdle is formed by the scapulae (shoulder blades) and clavicles (collar bones).
- When all support is disrupted or detached, the distal clavicle loses all ligamentous connection, allowing it to rise superiorly.
- The clavicle and scapula together form the shoulder girdle.
early 17th century: from Latin clavicula 'small key', diminutive of clavis (because of its shape).
- Example sentences
- In 100 cases, the dorsal scapular artery arose from the following clavicular regions.
- No distal clavicular resections or subacromial decompressions were performed during the same procedure.
- Supernumerary clavicular muscles are numerous but uncommon.
Pronunciation: /klaˈvikyələr, klə-/adjective
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