Coracoid meaning

kôr'ə-koid', kŏr'-
A bony process projecting from the scapula toward the sternum in mammals.
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A beak-shaped bone articulating with the scapula and sternum in many other vertebrates, such as birds and reptiles.
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Of, relating to, or resembling a coracoid.
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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.
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This bony process or bone.
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A bony process projecting from the scapula toward the sternum in mammals.
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A beak-shaped bone articulating with the scapula and sternum in many other vertebrates, such as birds and reptiles.
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Relating to or resembling a coracoid.
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(anatomy) Part of the scapula that projects towards the sternum in mammals; the coracoid process.
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(anatomy) A small bone linking the scapula and sternum in birds, reptiles and some other vertebrates.
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Of, pertaining to or resembling such a process or bone.
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Origin of coracoid

  • New Latin coracoīdēs from Greek korakoeidēs ravenlike korax korak- raven -oeidēs -oid
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition