designating or of a rudimentary bony process on the shoulder blade in mammals, or a bone in monotremes and certain fossil reptiles that extends from the shoulder blade to the breastbone
Origin of coracoidModern Latin coracoides ; from Classical Greek korakoeidēs, like a raven ; from korax, raven + eidos, -oid
this bony process or bone
- A bony process projecting from the scapula toward the sternum in mammals.
- A beak-shaped bone articulating with the scapula and sternum in many other vertebrates, such as birds and reptiles.
Of, relating to, or resembling a coracoid.
Origin of coracoidNew Latin coracoīdēs, from Greek korakoeidēs, ravenlike : korax, korak-, raven + -oeidēs, -oid.
- Of, pertaining to or resembling such a process or bone.