Definition of Coracoid

1. a. Shaped like a crow's beak.

2. n. The coracoid bone or process.

Definition of Coracoid

1. Noun. (anatomy) Part of the scapula that projects towards the sternum in mammals; the coracoid process ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A small bone linking the scapula and sternum in birds, reptiles and some other vertebrates ¹

3. Adjective. Of, pertaining to or resembling such a process or bone. ¹

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Definition of Coracoid

1. a bone of the shoulder girdle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coracoid

1. Shaped like a crow's beak; denoting a process of the scapula. Origin: G. Korakodes, like a crow's beak, fr. Korax, raven, + eidos, appearance (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coracoid

coraciiform bird
coracoacromial arch
coracoacromial ligament
coracobrachial bursa
coracobrachial muscle
coracoclavicular ligament
coracohumeral ligament
coracoid (current term)
coracoid process
coracoid processes
coracoid tuberosity
coral-root bittercress
coral bean
coral bean tree
coral bleaching
coral bush

Literary usage of Coracoid

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"The costo-coracoid membrane protects the axillary vessels and nerves; it is very thick and dense externally, where it is attached to the coracoid process, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"the coracoid; and by " homology " I mean that, since the coracoid foramen is not in the middle of the coracoid bone, ..."

3. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"In the fore-limb the dorsal segment is the scapula, and the ventral segment the coracoid, whilst in the hind-limb the dorsal segment is the ilium and the ..."

4. The Anatomy of the Frog by Alexander Ecker, George Haslam (1889)
"This cartilage connects the two processes with the coracoid; being thicker between ... Hinder border of the »eii- pula and coracoid, with the connecting ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1887)
"On the Morphology oj the Mammalian coracoid.1 fly Professor HOWES, FL8. ... He claims that it is homologous with the true coracoid bone of ..."

6. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"In reference to the shoulder-girdle of monotremes we would apply the name coracoid to the posterior element, which forms part of the glenoid (Fig. ..."

7. Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck Formations by Richard Owen (1853)
"These processes are two in number; one, b, is from the anterior border a little above the surface, d, for articulation with the coracoid ; it is short and ..."

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