[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for interclavicular


/ (ˌɪntəˈklævɪkəl) /


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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Medicine definitions for interclavicular


[ ĭn′tər-klə-vĭk′yə-lər ]


Between or connecting the clavicles.
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