What is another word for clavicle?

276 synonyms found


[ klˈavɪkə͡l], [ klˈavɪkə‍l], [ k_l_ˈa_v_ɪ_k_əl]

The clavicle is the bone that connects the sternum to the scapula, also known as the collarbone. Some common synonyms for this bone include collar bone, clavicula, and cleidobrachial bone. In addition, it can also be referred to as the acromial end of the scapula, which is the outer end of the bone that connects to the shoulder. Other less common synonyms include omoclavicular bone and shoulder girdle bone. Regardless of what it is called, the clavicle plays an important role in the mobility and stability of the shoulder joint, making it a vital part of the skeletal system.

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Usage examples for Clavicle

I examined her and found a frightful sarcoma of the bone, hardly showing upon the surface, but involving the shoulder-blade and clavicle as well as the humerus.
"Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life"
Arthur Conan Doyle
"Neither were there; the ribs had suffered no displacement, and as for a broken clavicle, I 've known a fellow get up and finish his race after it This boy was doing famously.
"That Boy Of Norcott's"
Charles James Lever
Suspecting, however, that it must be blood from some wound, and following the smear with his fingers, he found that his shoulder, near the clavicle was pierced right through.
"The Blue Pavilions"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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