Definition of clavicle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈklævɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklævɪkl//
(anatomy) Skeleton and muscles
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the collarbone See related entries: Skeleton and muscles Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin clavicula ‘small key’, diminutive of clavis ‘key’ (because of its shape).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clavicle