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Medical Term:

pectoral girdle


Definition: the incomplete bony ring, formed by the clavicles and the scapulae, which supports the upper limb, attaching its appendicular skeleton to the axial skeleton (manubrium sterni).

Synonym(s): cingulum pectoraleTA, cingulum membri superioris, shoulder girdle, thoracic girdle

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