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coracoid Line breaks: cor¦ac|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrəkɔɪd/
(also coracoid process)

Definition of coracoid in English:


A short projection from the shoulder blade in mammals, to which part of the biceps is attached.
Example sentences
  • On the lateral side of the superior border is a thick projection for muscle attachment, called the coracoid process.
  • The coracoid process may exist as a separate bone.
  • Associated fractures of the coracoid process or the lateral one third of the clavicle may occur, necessitating an orthopedic referral.


Mid 18th century: from modern Latin coracoides, from Greek korakoeidēs 'raven-like', from korax 'raven' (because of the resemblance to a raven's beak).

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