clavipectoral fascia

[ klăv′ə-pĕktər-əl ]


A fascia that extends between the coracoid process, the clavicle, and the thoracic wall, envelops the subclavian and the smaller pectoral mucles, and forms a strong membrane in the interval between them.

Nearby words

  1. claviculate,
  2. clavicytherium,
  3. clavier,
  4. claviform,
  5. claviger,
  6. clavius,
  7. clavola,
  8. clavus,
  9. claw,
  10. claw back

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