interclavicle

[ in-ter-klav-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈklæv ɪ kəl /

noun Zoology.

a median membrane bone developed between the collarbones, or in front of the breastbone, in many vertebrates.

Origin of interclavicle

First recorded in 1865–70; inter- + clavicle

Related forms

in·ter·cla·vic·u·lar [in-ter-kluh-vik-yuh-ler] /ˌɪn tər kləˈvɪk yə lər/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interclavicle

interclavicle

/ (ˌɪntəˈklævɪkəl) /

noun

a membrane bone between and beneath the clavicles, present in some fossil amphibians, all reptiles except snakes, and monotremes

Derived Forms

interclavicular (ˌɪntəkləˈvɪkjʊlə), adjective
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