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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ichthyology, the principal and outer element of the scapular arch, generally carried forward and downward to articulate with its fellow of the opposite side, and supporting on its inner surface the cartilage or the bones which in turn bear the pectoral fin. It was called by Cuvier humeral, by Owen coracoid, and by later writers clavicle.


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