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subclavius

[suhb-kley-vee-uh s] /sʌbˈkleɪ vi əs/
noun, plural subclavii
[suhb-kley-vee-ahy] /sʌbˈkleɪ viˌaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy.
1.
a small shoulder muscle, the action of which assists in depressing the shoulder.
Origin of subclavius
1695-1705
1695-1705; < New Latin subclāvius (musculus) subclavian (muscle), equivalent to Latin sub- sub- + clāvi(s) key (see clavicle) + -us adj. suffix
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