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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See clithrum.

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  • With that established, scientists can decipher shared evolutionary histories from muscle attachments: the cleithrum, for example, a bony girdle found in fishes, lives on in humans as the

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  • Trust me, if you don't want to read it all—it's cool stuff, and one of the interesting points they make is that they've traced the fate of a particular bone not found in us mammals, but common in our pre-synapsid ancestors, the cleithrum.

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  • Trust me, if you don't want to read it all—it's cool stuff, and one of the interesting points they make is that they've traced the fate of a particular bone not found in us mammals, but common in our pre-synapsid ancestors, the cleithrum.

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  • In Sauripterus and other standard fishes, the scapulocoracoid is a relatively small element that fuses to the inside face of the cleithrum =”shoulder blade”.

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