interclavicle

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interclavicle

[¦in·tər′klav·ə·kəl]
(vertebrate zoology)
A membrane bone in front of the sternum and between the clavicles in monotremes and most reptiles.
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Respiratory signs, particularly the loss of voice and recurrent crop stasis, are compatible with diseases or abnormalities of the syrinx, thyroid gland, thoracic inlet, and the interclavicular air sac.
The least commonly used interclavicular approach (43,44) provides access to the base of the heart in the interclavicular air sac and should be considered the approach of choice to evaluate the great arteries, carotid arteries, and base of the heart.
Endoscopy by the interclavicular approach allows direct visualization of the great arteries but is more invasive and may be impaired by fat stores in overweight animals.