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Collarbone

shoulder bone

Collarbone, or clavicle, horizontal bone that connects with the breastbone (sternum) and the shoulder blade (scapula) to support the shoulder and to hold the arm in proper position. It is present in upright-walking mammals and in bats.

See also: Bone.

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