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1. A bony process projecting from the scapula toward the sternum in mammals.
2. A beak-shaped bone articulating with the scapula and sternum in many other vertebrates, such as birds and reptiles.
Of, relating to, or resembling a coracoid.
[New Latin coracoīdēs, from Greek korakoeidēs, ravenlike : korax, korak-, raven + -oeidēs, -oid.]
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(Zoology) a paired ventral bone of the pectoral girdle in vertebrates. In mammals it is reduced to a peg (the coracoid process) on the scapula
[C18: from New Latin coracoīdēs, from Greek korakoeidēs like a raven, curved like a raven's beak, from korax raven]
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cor•a•coid(ˈkɔr əˌkɔɪd, ˈkɒr-)
a bony process on the scapula of mammals that extends to the sternum in birds, reptiles, and monotremes.
[1700–10; < New Latin coracoīdēs < Greek korakoeidḗs ravenlike =korak-, s. of kórax raven + -oeidēs -oid]
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n. coracoides, apófisis del omóplato.
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