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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pectoral girdle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the fore limbs are articulated; the shoulder girdle. In man it consists of two bones, the scapula and clavicle, on each side.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the bony arch formed by the collarbones and shoulder blades in humans

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