Precoracoid
Precoracoid Pre*cor"a*coid, n. (Anat.) The anterior part of the coracoid (often closely united with the clavicle) in the shoulder girdle of many reptiles and amphibians. [1913 Webster]

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  • precoracoid — a portion of the coracoid bone (q.v.) more or less separate from the rest …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • precoracoid — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • precoracoid — pre·cor·a·coid kȯr ə .kȯid, kär n the anterior and ventral bony or cartilaginous element of the pectoral girdle in front of the coracoid proper that occurs in many amphibians and reptiles and that in humans is replaced by the clavicle …   Medical dictionary

  • precoracoid — pre·coracoid …   English syllables

  • precoracoid — “+ noun Etymology: pre + coracoid 1. : an anterior and ventral bony or cartilaginous element of the shoulder girdle in front of the coracoid proper that occurs in many amphibians and reptiles and is often represented in the latter by a process of …   Useful english dictionary

  • precoracoid arch — an arch in front of the coracoid (q.v.) bone …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pectoral girdle — n the bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the forelimbs of a vertebrate that corresponds to the pelvic girdle of the hind limbs but is usu. not attached to the spinal column and that consists in lower forms of a single cartilage on each side… …   Medical dictionary

  • epiprecoracoid — |epə̇, |epē+ adjective Etymology: epi + precoracoid : of, relating to, or constituting a cartilaginous element of the pectoral girdle of some turtles situated at the ventral end of the precoracoid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Praecoracoid — Pr[ae]*cor a*coid, n. (Anat.) See {Precoracoid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skeleton — skeletonless, adj. skeletonlike, adj. /skel i tn/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body. 2. any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.… …   Universalium

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