How to use Coracoid in a sentence

coracoid
  • The element often termed "coracoid" in these fossils would be the scapula.

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  • The coracoid is one of the most characteristic bones of the bird's skeleton.

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  • From the inner side of the neck of the coracoid arises the precoracoidal process, the remnant of the precoracoid.

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  • Only in the ostrich this element is almost typically complete, although soon fused at either end with the coracoid.

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  • Its strong belly originates near the shoulder joint from clavicle, coracoid and scapula.

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  • Coracoid and scapula fused.

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  • A diagnosis covering all the Ratitae (struthio, rhea, casuarius, dromaeus, apteryx and the allied fossils dinornis and aepyornis) would be as follows - (i) terrestrial birds without keel to the sternum, absolutely flightless; (ii) quadrate bone with a single proximal articulating knob; (iii) coracoid and scapula fused together and forming an open angle; (iv) normally without a pygostyle; (v) with an incisura ischiadica; (vi) rhamphotheca compound; (vii) without apteria or bare spaces in the plumage; (viii) with a complete copulatory organ, moved by skeletal muscles.

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  • The coracoid is a prominent rounded nodule.

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  • In most of the Caudata the scapular region alone ossifies, but in the Ecaudata the coracoid is bony and a clavicle is frequently developed over the praecoracoid car tilage.

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  • In these batrachians the pectoral arch falls into two distinct types - the arciferous, in which the precoracoid (+clavicle) and coracoid are widely separated from each other distally and connected by an arched cartilage (the epicoracoid), the right usually overlapping the left; and the firmi- sternal, in which both precoracoid and coracoid nearly abut on the median line, and are only narrowly separated by the more or less fused epicoracoids.

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  • Further, it is considered that too much weight has been assigned to the characters distinguishing monotremes from other mammals, foetal marsupials showing a monotreme type of coracoid, while it is probable that in the long run it will be found impossible to maintain the essential dissimilarity between the milk-glands of monotremes and other mammals.

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