from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bony process projecting from the scapula toward the sternum in mammals.
- n. A beak-shaped bone articulating with the scapula and sternum in most lower vertebrates, such as birds and reptiles.
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a coracoid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Part of the scapula that projects towards the sternum in mammals; the coracoid process
- n. A small bone linking the scapula and sternum in birds, reptiles and some other vertebrates
- adj. Of, pertaining to or resembling such a process or bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like a crow's beak.
- adj. Pertaining to a bone of the shoulder girdle in most birds, reptiles, and amphibians, which is reduced to a process of the scapula in most mammals.
- n. The coracoid bone or process.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped like a crow's beak.
- Pertaining to the coracoid; connected with the coracoid, as, the coracoid ligament.
- n. The distal or ventral element of the scapular arch, extending from the scapula to or toward the sternum, of whatever size, shape, or position: so named from the fact that in adult man it somewhat resembles the beak of a crow in size and shape. See cut under scapula.
- n. In ichthyology, a large bone of the shoulder-girdle; the clavicle; not homologous with the coracoid of Agassiz or of Parker, or the coracoideum of Vogt and Yung.
Considering the form of the thoracic space in reference to the general form of the trunk of the living body, I see reason to doubt whether the practitioner can by any boasted delicacy of manipulation, detect an abnormal state of the pulmonary organs by percussion, or the use of the stethoscope, applied at those regions which he terms coracoid, scapulary, subclavian, &c., if the line of his examination be directed from before backwards.
There is also a process overhanging the glenoid cavity (g.) wherein the humerus articulates, which process is called coracoid (co.); it is ossified from two separate centres, and represents
The processes at the summit of the _coracoid_, which receive the extremities of the furcula, form a more perfect cavity in some tumblers than in the rock-pigeon: in pouters these processes are larger and differently shaped, and the exterior angle of the extremity of the coracoid, which is articulated to the sternum, is squarer.
A. altus is poorly known, but not as poorly known as A. fragillimus: it was first described for vertebrae, a pubic bone and a femur (Cope 1878), but a scapula, coracoid, ulna and partial skull were later referred to it.
I was very excited to find a nice Dryosaurus coracoid, partial femur (pictured below) and two phalanges (toe bones).
Short head: coracoid process of scapula with coracobrachialis INSERTION posterior border of bicipital tuberosity of radius over bursa and bicipital aponeurosis to deep fascia and subcutaneous ulna
Pointing to similarities in the shape of the orbit, snout tip and crest, and the anatomy of the coracoid, Alex Kellner (2003a, b, 2004) has argued that Tapejara and Tupuxuara should be united as the Tapejaridae.
I have been sorting through coracoid photos until the Greek's snoring got too much.
Many axillary tracks passed in the closest proximity to the coracoid, but this again I never saw separated.
A Mauser bullet entered immediately within and below the left coracoid process, and emerged at the back of the arm at its inner margin, 2-1/2 inches above the junction of the right posterior axillary fold.
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