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clavicle

Pronunciation: klav'i-kel

Definition: A doubly curved long bone that forms part of the shoulder girdle. Its medial end articulates with the manubrium sterni at the sternoclavicular joint, its lateral end with the acromion of the scapula at the acromioclavicular joint.

Synonym(s): claviculaTA, collar bone

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