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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He had broken his collar bone. My first reaction should have been to wave to the bench to call for a stretcher.
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Sadly, our intrepid biker had the misfortune to crash and burn or at least break his collar bone.
Mr Vogolanovic suffered a broken collar bone and was treated at the Royal Infirmary.
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