- a median membrane bone developed between the collarbones, or in front of the breastbone, in many vertebrates.
Origin of interclavicle
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The interclavicle is absent from all mammals except Echidna and Ornithorhynchus.Dragons of the Air
H. G. Seeley
The grounds of difference between Gtte and Hoffmann and other anatomists concern especially the clavicle and interclavicle.
Parker gives a very different account of the interclavicle in Anguis.
The observations of Gtte, which tend to shew the keel of the sternum is really an interclavicle, appear to me of great importance.
Shoulder girdle with a large coracoid reaching the sternum; clavicles and an interclavicle present.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
- a membrane bone between and beneath the clavicles, present in some fossil amphibians, all reptiles except snakes, and monotremes
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