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Medical Term:

joints of pectoral girdle


Definition: the joints uniting the scapulae and clavicles to each other and the latter to the sternum, forming the superior limb girdle; these are the acromioclavicular and the sternoclavicular joints; also included are the syndesmoses of the pectoral girdle, the cavacranial and superior (and variable inferior) transverse scapular ligaments.

Synonym(s): juncturae cinguli pectoralisTA, joints of superior limb girdle

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