Definition of pectoral girdle in English:

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pectoral girdle

noun

(In vertebrates) the skeletal framework that provides attachment for the forelimbs or pectoral fins, usually consisting of the scapulas and clavicles.
Example sentences
  • The pectoral spine moves in the pectoral girdle to create sound.
  • In amphibians the inner ear is mechanically coupled to the pectoral girdle through the operculum.
  • They plainly retained a keeled sternum and a robust pectoral girdle.

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Syllabification: pec·to·ral gir·dle

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