interclavicle

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

noun Zoology.

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

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Origin of interclavicle

First recorded in 1865–70; inter- + clavicle

OTHER WORDS FROM interclavicle

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 of interclavicle

interclavicular (ˌɪntəkləˈvɪkjʊlə), adjective
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