coracoid

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coracoid

[′kȯr·ə‚kȯid]
(anatomy)
One of the paired bones on the posterior-ventral aspect of the pectoral girdle in vertebrates.
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Radiographs (Figure 2A) and CT images (Figure 2B) of the chest and shoulder were performed revealing a comminuted fracture of the right mid and lower scapular body with irregular fracture planes and multiple distracted, angulated and foreshortened fracture fragments as well as additional linear fractures through the base of the acromion and coracoid processes. The acromioclavicular and glenohumeral joints were intact with no dislocation and there was no evidence of pneumothorax or pleural effusion.
Both of these positions demonstrate the joint relationship of the proximal humerus and glenoid fossa; thus, the acromioclavicular articulation and the neck of the coracoid processes are well visualized.