\klˈavɪkə͡l], \klˈavɪkəl], \k_l_ˈa_v_ɪ_k_əl]\
Definitions of CLAVICLE
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
The clavicle is shaped like the letter S, and is placed transversely at the upper part of the thorax. It is articulated, at one extremity, with the sternum; at the other with the acromion process of the scapula. It gives attachment, above, to the Sterno-cleido mastoideus; below, to the Subclavius; before, to the Pectoralis major and Deltoides; and behind, to the Trapezius. It serves as a point of support for the muscles of the arm, and protects the vessels and nerves passing to that extremity. The fibres, connecting the lamellae or plates of bones, have also been called Clavic'uli or Nails.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland