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shoulder girdle

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noun
  1. pectoral girdle(def 2).
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Origin of shoulder girdle

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for shoulder girdle

Historical Examples

  • The sternum is cartilaginous, and both it and the shoulder-girdle are very simple.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The most primitive Amphibian shoulder-girdle is found in the Urodela.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The anterior limbs (arms) articulate with the pectoral or shoulder-girdle.

  • Among reptiles there are several distinct types of shoulder-girdle.

    Dragons of the Air

    H. G. Seeley

  • I subsequently made the restoration of the shoulder-girdle (p. 115).

    Dragons of the Air

    H. G. Seeley


shoulder girdle in Medicine

shoulder girdle

n.
  1. The pectoral girdle, especially of a human.
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