- pertaining to the bone that in reptiles, birds, and monotremes articulates with the scapula and the sternum and that in humans and other higher mammals is a reduced bony process of the scapula having no connection with the sternum.
- a coracoid bone or process.
Origin of coracoid
Examples from the Web for coracoid
Historical Examples of coracoid
Its dorsal end is drawn out into a process which articulates with the coracoid.
Considerable remains of the sternal end of the coracoid are also found.
As in other American Edentates, the acromion joins the coracoid.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
This ossification is evidently that shown in Notobatrachus as "coracoid."The Ancestry of Modern Amphibia: A Review of the Evidence
Theodore H. Eaton
The acromion and coracoid processes of the scapula are rudimentary.
- a paired ventral bone of the pectoral girdle in vertebrates. In mammals it is reduced to a peg (the coracoid process) on the scapula
Word Origin for coracoid
- A bony process projecting from the scapula toward the sternum in mammals.
- A beak-shaped bone articulating with the scapula and sternum in most nonmammalia vertebrates, such as birds and reptiles.
- Of, relating to, or resembling a coracoid.