Collarbone


Collarbone
A horizontal bone above the first rib that makes up the front part of the shoulder. The collarbone, also called the "clavicle," links the sternum, or breastbone, with the scapula, a triangular bone in the back of the shoulder. The collarbone ends at the sternum, forming one side of the sternoclavicular joint. It ends at the shoulder, there forming one side of the acromioclavicular joint.

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col·lar·bone 'käl-ər-.bōn, .käl-ər-' n CLAVICLE

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • collarbone — collarbone, Collar bone Col lar bone (Anat.) The clavicle, a bone linking the scapula and sternum. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collarbone — c.1500, from COLLAR (Cf. collar) + BONE (Cf. bone) …   Etymology dictionary

  • collarbone — ► NOUN ▪ either of the pair of bones joining the breastbone to the shoulder blades; the clavicle …   English terms dictionary

  • collarbone — [käl′ərbōn΄] n. CLAVICLE …   English World dictionary

  • collarbone — UK [ˈkɒlə(r)ˌbəʊn] / US [ˈkɑlərˌboʊn] noun [countable] Word forms collarbone : singular collarbone plural collarbones one of the pair of bones that go across the top of your chest from your shoulder to the bottom of your neck …   English dictionary

  • collarbone — col|lar|bone [ˈkɔləbəun US ˈka:lərboun] n ↑backbone, ↑breastbone, ↑collarbone, ↑kneecap, ↑pelvis, ↑skull, ↑spine, ↑rib one of the pair of bones that go from the bottom part of your neck to your shoulders …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collarbone — [[t]kɒ̱lə(r)boʊn[/t]] collarbones N COUNT Your collarbones are the two long bones which run from throat to your shoulders. Harold had a broken collarbone. (in BRIT, also use collar bone) …   English dictionary

  • collarbone —   Iwilei; kau (depression near collarbone) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • collarbone — noun Date: 15th century clavicle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collarbone — /kol euhr bohn /, n. the clavicle. [1605 15; COLLAR + BONE] * * * …   Universalium


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