Mesocoracoid

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mesocoracoid (Anat) A process from the middle of the coracoid in some animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mesocoracoid Situated between the hypercoracoid and the hypocoracoid.
    • n mesocoracoid An element in the shoulder-girdle of teleost fishes, disintegrated from the coracoid or paraglenal cartilage, and intermediate between or bridging over the hypercoracoid and hypocoracoid. It is developed in the malacopterygian and plectospondylous fishes, but is lost in the acanthopterygians.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Meso-, + coracoid,

Usage

In literature:

Pectoral arch suspended from the skull: no mesocoracoid arch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
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