from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the forelimbs or anterior fins. Also called pectoral arch.
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- n. The bony or cartilaginous assembly that supports the forelimbs in vertebrates
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached
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