Definition of Pectoral arch

1. Noun. The bony arch formed by the collarbones and shoulder blades in humans.

Exact synonyms: Shoulder Girdle
Generic synonyms: Arch
Group relationships: Pectoral Girdle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pectoral Arch

pectoral and abdominal anterior cutaneous branch of intercostal nerves
pectoral arch (current term)
pectoral branch of thoracoacromial artery
pectoral fascia
pectoral fin
pectoral fins
pectoral girdle
pectoral girdles
pectoral glands
pectoral group of axillary lymph nodes
pectoral medallion
pectoral muscle
pectoral muscles
pectoral reflex
pectoral region
pectoral ridge

Literary usage of Pectoral arch

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1. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker (1897)
"In the Elasmobranchii and Holocephali the pectoral arch consists of a comparatively simple cartilaginous bar Fio. 83.—pectoral arch AND Ftx OF ..."

2. Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim (1907)
"pectoral arch. Fishes.—Paired fins and arches are wanting in Cyclostomes. ... the pectoral arch consists of a comparatively simple cartilaginous bar (Fig. ..."

3. Lessons in elementary biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1898)
"Ventral view of pectoral arch of ... with right The pectoral arch is divisible into dorsal (pet. g) and ventral (pet. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The pectoral arch (Fig. 2) consists of a large coracoid on each side, in front ami outside of ... The pectoral arch differs in having distinct clavicles and ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Opercle well developed, parietal bones separating the frontals from the supraoccipital. pectoral arch suspended from the supraoccipital or the ..."

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