coracoid process

coracoid process
a beaklike process that curves upwards and forwards from the top of the scapula, over the shoulder joint.

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  • coracoid process — n a process of the scapula in most mammals representing the remnant of the coracoid bone of lower vertebrates that has become fused with the scapula and in humans is situated on its superior border and serves for the attachment of various muscles …   Medical dictionary

  • Coracoid process — Bone: coracoid process Left scapula. Lateral view. (Coracoid process labeled at upper left.) …   Wikipedia

  • coracoid process — noun : the rudimentary coracoid bone of most mammals ankylosed with and forming a process of the scapula and in man extending upward and inward from the scapula and then curving forward and finally outward …   Useful english dictionary

  • coracoid process — noun Part of the scapula that projects towards the sternum in mammals …   Wiktionary

  • Coracoid tuberosity — can refer to: coracoid process of the scapula conoid tubercle of the clavicle This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you ma …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • Process (anatomy) — In anatomy, a process (Latin: processus ) is a projection or outgrowth of tissue from a larger body.ExamplesExamples of processes include: *the mastoid process *the xyphoid process *the acromion process *the spinous process extends from rearward… …   Wikipedia

  • coracoid — [ kɒrəkɔɪd] (also coracoid process) noun Anatomy a short projection from the shoulder blade in mammals, to which part of the biceps is attached. Origin C18: from mod. L. coracoides, from Gk korakoeidēs raven like , from korax raven (because of… …   English new terms dictionary

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