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clavicle (klav-i-kŭl) n. the collar bone: a long slender curved bone, a pair of which form the front part of the shoulder girdle. Fracture of the clavicle is a common sports injury: the majority of cases require no treatment other than supporting the weight of the arm in a sling.
clavicular (klă-vik-yoo-ler) adj.

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clavicle (collarbone) Thin, slightly curved bone attached by ligaments to the top of the sternum (breast-bone). The clavicle and shoulder-blade make up the shoulder girdle, linking the arms to the axis of the body.

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clav·i·cle / ˈklavikəl/ • n. Anat. technical term for collarbone. DERIVATIVES: cla·vic·u·lar / klaˈvikyələr; klə-/ adj.

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clavicle

clavicle A bone that forms part of the pectoral (shoulder) girdle, linking the scapula (shoulder blade) to the sternum (breastbone). In humans it forms the collar bone and serves as a brace for the shoulders.

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clavicle

clavicle In many vertebrates, a bone on the ventral side of the shoulder girdle. In humans it is commonly called the collar bone.

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clavicle

clavicle collar-bone. XVII. — L. clāvicula key, dim. of clāvis key.

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