coracoid cartilage
a U-shaped bar comprising the ventral part of the pectoral girdle in Elasmobranchii, supporting the pectoral fins

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • scapular cartilage — a rod shaped cartilage forming the lateral part of the coracoscapular bar in Elasmobranchii, articulating ventrally with the coracoid cartilage and dorsally with the suprascapular. The pectoral fin attaches laterally to its glenoid cavity …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cartilago scapularis — (plural cartilagines scapulares)) scapular cartilage (a rod shaped cartilage forming the lateral part of the coracoscapular bar in Elasmobranchii, articulating ventrally with the coracoid cartilage and dorsally with the suprascapular. The… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cartilago coracoidea — (plural cartilagines coracoideae) coracoid cartilage …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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