shoulder girdle
noun Date: 1868 the bony or cartilaginous arch that supports the forelimbs of a vertebrate — called also pectoral girdle

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  • Shoulder girdle — Shoulder Shoul der, n. [OE. shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. sculdor; akin to D. schoulder, G. schulter, OHG. scultarra, Dan. skulder, Sw. skuldra.] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoulder girdle — n PECTORAL GIRDLE * * * the bony structure to which the bones of the upper limbs are attached. It consists of the right and left scapula (shoulder blades) and clavicles (collar bones). * * * thoracic girdle, girdle of upper limb cingulum… …   Medical dictionary

  • shoulder girdle — n. PECTORAL GIRDLE * * * …   Universalium

  • shoulder girdle — n. PECTORAL GIRDLE …   English World dictionary

  • shoulder girdle — noun the bony arch formed by the collarbones and shoulder blades in humans • Syn: ↑pectoral arch • Hypernyms: ↑arch • Part Holonyms: ↑pectoral girdle * * * noun : pectoral girdle …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoulder girdle — pectoral girdle (the bony support of the pectoral fin behind the gills and usually attached to the posterior part of the skull; the shoulder girdle. Composed of the following basic elements (some of which may be lost): coracoid, scapula,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • shoulder girdle — noun The human pectoral girdle, consisting of the collarbones and shoulder blades …   Wiktionary

  • shoulder girdle — pectoral girdle the bony structure to which the bones of the upper limbs are attached. It consists of the right and left scapulas (shoulder blades) and clavicles (collar bones) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • shoulder girdle. — See pectoral girdle (def. 2). [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • shoulder girdle. — See pectoral girdle (def. 2). [1865 70] …   Useful english dictionary

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