bone linking the scapula and sternum
The prominent bone between the shoulder and the neck.
Origin: From Latin clavicula (diminutive of clavis), i.e. little key.
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
Origin: [F. clavicule, fr. L. clavicula a little key, tendril, dim. of clavis key, akin to claudere to shut. See Close, and cf. Clef.]
In human anatomy, the clavicle or collarbone is a long bone of short length that serves as a strut between the scapula and the sternum. It is the only long bone in the body that lies horizontally. It makes up part of the shoulder and the pectoral girdle and is palpable in all people, and, in people who have less fat in this region, the location of the bone is clearly visible as it creates a bulge in the skin. It receives its name from the Latin: clavicula because the bone rotates along its axis like a key when the shoulder is abducted.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klav′i-kl, n. an important part of the pectoral girdle of vertebrates, best known in the collar-bone of man and in the merry-thought of birds—also Clavic′ula.—adj. Clavic′ular. [Fr. clavicule—L. clavicula, dim. of clavis, a key.]
The numerical value of clavicle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of clavicle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of clavicle in a Sentence
Once we got him on the kayak we could really see what happened, and his whole clavicle's ripped open ; you could see the ball and socket joint and everything.
You know, you’re going to anticipate the concussions and the torn knees and the ankles and maybe even a [broken] clavicle or something, but this was a little bit rare.
She underwent emergency, life-saving surgery after being airlifted…and her injuries include collapsed lungs; a broken jaw, clavicle, multiple neck vertebras, and ribs; a severed vertebral vein; significant nerve damage; and numerous related injuries.
Ella Whistler underwent emergency, life-saving surgery after being airlifted … and Ella Whistler injuries include collapsed lungs ; a broken jaw, clavicle, multiple neck vertebras, and ribs ; a severed vertebral vein ; significant nerve damage ; and numerous related injuries.
Docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear.
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- clavículaCatalan, Valencian
- klíční kostCzech
- kraveben, nøglebenDanish
- Clavicula, Klavikula, SchlüsselbeinGerman
- cnàimh an ugaScottish Gaelic
- עצם הבריחHebrew
- 쇄골, 빗장뼈Korean
- ā, āheiMāori
- клучна коскаMacedonian
- tulang cenak, tulang selangka, klavikelMalay
- köprücük kemiğiTurkish
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