a bone of the pectoral arch.
(in humans) either of two slender bones, each articulating with the sternum and a scapula and forming the anterior part of a shoulder; collarbone.
- cla·vic·u·lar [kluh-vik-yuh-ler], /kləˈvɪk yə lər/, adjective
- cla·vic·u·late [kluh-vik-yuh-leyt], /kləˈvɪk yəˌleɪt/, adjective
- sub·cla·vic·u·lar, adjective
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How to use clavicle in a sentence
The medicine pumped through my body through a port inserted underneath my skin below my left clavicle.The Anatomy Of A Breast Cancer Survivor: ‘Early Detection Saved My Life’ | Charli Penn | October 6, 2020 | Essence.com
The air cell termed clavicular sends a process outward towards the arm, along with the blood vessels which supply the arm.Dragons of the Air | H. G. Seeley
Hence the clavicular arch may be lost, though the collar bones are retained in man.Dragons of the Air | H. G. Seeley
It—it's quite a mild form of er—clavicular—not at all infectious at present.Lyre and Lancet | F. Anstey
The pectoral girdle consists almost entirely of dermal clavicular bones.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
There was likewise present a slight depression in right supra-clavicular region, lung over this area slightly impaired.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry | Bernard Glueck
British Dictionary definitions for clavicle
either of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone: Nontechnical name: collarbone
the corresponding structure in other vertebrates
- clavicular (kləˈvɪkjʊlə), adjective
- claviculate (kləˈvɪkjʊˌleɪt), adjective
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Scientific definitions for clavicle
Either of two slender bones that extend from the upper part of the sternum (breastbone) to the shoulder. Also called collarbone
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