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n.1.(Anat.) A ventral cartilaginous or bony element of the coracoid in the shoulder girdle of some vertebrates.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Conversely, apomorphic coupling of structural components associated with decreased constructional variability and increased mechanical constraint has also been documented, such as that observed in the derived fusion of epicoracoid cartilages in frogs (Emerson 1983, 1984).