adjective Etymology: New Latin coracoides, from Greek korakoeidēs, literally, like a raven, from korak-, korax raven — more at raven Date: 1741 of, relating to, or being a process of the scapula in most mammals or a well-developed cartilage bone of many lower vertebrates that extends from the scapula to or toward the sternumcoracoid noun

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  • coracoid — CORACOÍD, Ă, coracoizi, de, adj. (Şi substantivat, f.) (Formaţie anatomică) care se aseamănă cu un cioc de corb. ♢ Apofiză coracoidă = apofiză a omoplatului. – Din fr. coracoïde. Trimis de romac, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  coracoíd adj. m. (sil …   Dicționar Român

  • Coracoid — Cor a*coid, n. The coracoid bone or process. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coracoid — Cor a*coid, a. [Gr. ?; ko rax crow + e i^dos form.] 1. Shaped like a crow s beak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Pertaining to a bone of the shoulder girdle in most birds, reptiles, and amphibians, which is reduced to a process of the scapula in most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coracoid — Coracoid, Rabenschnabelbein ⇒ Schultergürtel …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • coracoid — [kôr′ə koid΄] adj. [ModL coracoides < Gr korakoeidēs, like a raven < korax,RAVEN1 + eidos, OID] designating or of a rudimentary bony process on the shoulder blade in mammals, or a bone in monotremes and certain fossil reptiles that extends… …   English World dictionary

  • Coracoid — A coracoid is a paired bone which is part of the shoulder assembly in all vertebrates except therian mammals (therians = marsupials and placentals). In therian mammals (including humans), a coracoid process is present as part of the scapula, but… …   Wikipedia

  • Coracoid — Skelett eines Afrikanischen Straußes von vorn. 1 Brustbein, 2 Coracoid, 3 Schlüsselbein, 4 Schulterblatt (5 Oberarmknochen, 6 Rippen, 7 Oberschenkelknochen, 8 Schienbein, 9 Wadenbein) Das Coracoid oder Os coracoideum (Raben(schnabel)bein, zu gr.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coracoid — Shaped like a crow s beak; denoting a process of the scapula. [G. korakodes, like a crow s beak, fr. korax, raven, + eidos, appearance] * * * cor·a·coid kȯr ə .kȯid, kär adj of, relating to, or being a process of the scapula in most mammals or… …   Medical dictionary

  • coracoid — /kawr euh koyd , kor /, Anat., Zool. adj. 1. pertaining to the bone that in reptiles, birds, and monotremes articulates with the scapula and the sternum and that in humans and other higher mammals is a reduced bony process of the scapula having… …   Universalium

  • coracoid — 1. noun a) Part of the scapula that projects towards the sternum in mammals; the coracoid process b) A small bone linking the scapula and sternum in birds, reptiles and some other vertebrates 2. adjective …   Wiktionary

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