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.
New Latin coracoīdēs, from Greek korakoeidēs, ravenlike : korax, korak-, raven + -oeidēs, -oid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)