clavicle

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clavicle

Anatomy
1. either of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone
2. the corresponding structure in other vertebrates

clavicle

[′klav·ə·kal]
(anatomy)
A bone in the pectoral girdle of vertebrates with articulation occurring at the sternum and scapula.
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In that study, PDA was diagnosed by the auscultation of a continuous murmur beneath left clavicula in physical examination and the visualization of ductus by transthoracic two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography.
The upper part of the body appears to have been compressed with the anterior parts of the ribs placed in front of the vertebral column, the verticalised clavicula indicating that the shoulders initially were projected up and forward, and the position of the right humerus, rotated inward and dislocated from the radius and ulna, a result of it having been pushed in behind portions of the thoracic cage.