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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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I turned to a mirror and looked and for the first time I saw me and I was horrified - my clavicle bone was so bony, my face was sunken in at the cheeks.
Course doctor Jeremy Davies said: "Hitchcott has a suspected broken left clavicle bone and has been taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter General hospital for further assessment and x-rays.
In particularly dangerous and difficult births, the doctor can intentionally break the baby's clavicle bone, break the mother's pelvic bone or perform an emergency C-section.