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pectoral girdle


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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The bony or cartilaginous assembly that supports the forelimbs in vertebrates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.

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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