clavicle


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clav·i·cle

 (klăv′ĭ-kəl)
n.
1. Either of two slender bones in humans that extend from the manubrium of the sternum to the acromion of the scapula. Also called collarbone.
2. One of the bones of the pectoral girdle in many vertebrates.

[New Latin clāvīcula, from Latin, diminutive of clāvis, key (from its shape).]

cla·vic′u·lar (klə-vĭk′yə-lər) adj.
cla·vic′u·late′ (-lāt′) adj.

clavicle

(ˈklævɪkəl)
n
1. (Anatomy) either of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone. Nontechnical name: collarbone
2. (Zoology) the corresponding structure in other vertebrates
[C17: from Medieval Latin clāvicula, from Latin clāvis key]
clavicular adj
claviculate adj

clav•i•cle

(ˈklæv ɪ kəl)

n.
either of two slender bones of the pectoral girdle that connect the sternum and the scapula; collarbone.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin clāvicula collarbone, Latin: tendril, door bolt, little key =clāvi(s) key + -cula -cle1]
cla•vic•u•lar (kləˈvɪk yə lər) adj.
cla•vic′u•late` (-yəˌleɪt) adj.

clav·i·cle

(klăv′ĭ-kəl)
Either of two slender bones in humans and other primates that extend from the upper part of the sternum to the shoulder. Also called collarbone. See more at skeleton.

clavicle

Either of the two collarbones, linking the scapulae to the sternum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clavicle - bone linking the scapula and sternumclavicle - bone linking the scapula and sternum
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
arteria subclavia, subclavian artery - either of two arteries that supply blood to the neck and arms
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
Translations
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clavicle

[ˈklævɪkl] Nclavícula f

clavicle

[ˈklævɪkəl] n (ANATOMY) (= collar bone) → clavicule f

clavicle

clavicle

[ˈklævɪkl] n (Anat) → clavicola

clav·i·cle

n. clavícula, hueso de la faja pectoral que conecta al esternón con la escápula.

clavicle

n clavícula
References in classic literature ?
There is a groove upon its surface showing that a great tendon played across it, which could not be the case with a clavicle.
We present a case of a failed open distal clavicle resection with postoperative recurrence in the setting of DISH that required revision surgery in addition to postoperative heterotopic ossification prophylaxis.
The patient was a 34-year-old man who had sustained a fracture of the left clavicle in a motor vehicle accident [Figure 1]a.
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Manual palpation revealed extreme laxity along with complete separation of the distal clavicle from the acromion process.
Even in today's scenario clavicle end fractures are approached and dispensed with conservative treatment, but lateral end clavicle fracture with displaced nature are complicated and need surgical intervention with special attention.
Background: The universal treatment for fractures of midshaft of clavicle is a polysling for 4-6 weeks when it is un-displaced/minimally displaced.
Several bones make up the shoulder joint - the bone of the upper arm called the humerus, the shoulder blade, which is in your back and called the scapula, and the collarbone, which goes from your breastbone out to the shoulder and is called the clavicle.
On physical examination, there was tenderness and diffuse homogenous hard swelling over the right clavicle sparing the lateral end.
DIAPHYSEAL CLAVICLE FRACTURE: REVIEW OF PUBLISHED EVIDENCE