noun Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of clavicle
Examples from the Web for clavicle
Victor was found by doctors who examined him last week to have suffered past injuries including a broken arm and clavicle.Florida Child Abuse Scandal: The Victim's New Life|Jacqui Goddard|February 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And the clavicle alone, Berger says, would have electrified the world of paleoanthropology.
The fifth patient had been shot in the clavicle, and had a huge ragged wound in the shoulder.Under the Red Crescent|Charles S. Ryan
These simple fractures of the clavicle are of no great consequence.Whispering Tongues|Homer Greene
The ball had fractured the clavicle and severed the subclavian artery.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
Entry (Mauser) posterior margin of left sterno-mastoid, close above the clavicle.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
In this way fracture of the olecranon or of the clavicle may be simulated.
Word Origin for clavicle
"collarbone," 1610s, from Middle French clavicule "collarbone" (16c.), also "small key," from Medieval Latin clavicula "collarbone" (used c.980 in a translation of Avicenna), special use of classical Latin clavicula, literally "small key, bolt," diminutive of clavis "key" (see slot (n.2)); in the anatomical sense a loan-translation of Greek kleis "key, collarbone." So called supposedly from its function as the "fastener" of the shoulder. Related: Clavicular.