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English definition of “sternoclavicular”

sternoclavicular

adjective     /ˌstɜːn.əʊ.kləˈvɪk.jə.lər/ US  /ˌstɜr.noʊ.kləˈvɪk.jə.lər/ specialized
relating to or joining the sternum (= the main bone in the centre of the chest) and the collarbone that goes from the top of the arms to the bottom of the neckBone structures
(Definition of sternoclavicular adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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