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clavicle


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clavicle  \Clav"i*cle\,  n.  [F.  clavicule,  fr  L.  clavicula  a 
  little  key,  tendril,  dim.  of  clavis  key,  akin  to  claudere  to 
  shut.  See  {Close},  and  cf  {Clef}.]  (Anat.) 
  The  collar  bone,  which  is  joined  at  one  end  to  the  scapula, 
  or  shoulder  blade,  and  at  the  other  to  the  sternum,  or 
  breastbone.  In  man  each  clavicle  is  shaped  like  the  letter  ?, 
  and  is  situated  just  above  the  first  rib  on  either  side  of 
  the  neck.  In  birds  the  two  clavicles  are  united  ventrally, 
  forming  the  merrythought,  or  wishbone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clavicle 
  n  :  bone  linking  the  scapula  and  sternum  [syn:  {collarbone}] 




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