A process of the scapula in most mammals representing the remnant of the coracoid bone of lower vertebrates thas has become fused with the scapula. [ http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coracoid%20process PHENOSCAPE:ad ]

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Term information

definition

A process of the scapula in most mammals representing the remnant of the coracoid bone of lower vertebrates thas has become fused with the scapula.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Gray205_left_scapula_lateral_view.png

external definition

The coracoid process is a small hook-like structure on the lateral edge of the superior anterior portion of the scapula. Pointing laterally forward, it, together with the acromion, serves to stabilize the shoulder joint. It is palpable in the deltopectoral groove between the deltoid and pectoralis major muscles. It is the site of attachment for several structures: * The pectoralis minor muscle - to 3rd to 5th ribs. * The short head of biceps brachii muscle - to Radial tuberosity. * The coracobrachialis muscle - to medial humerus. * The coracoclavicular ligament - to the clavicle. (The ligament is formed by the conoid ligament and trapezoid ligament.) * The coracoacromial ligament - to the acromion[WP][Wikipedia:Coracoid_process].

has exact synonym

coracoid process of the scapula

coracoid process

has related synonym

processus coracoideus

id

UBERON:0006633

taxon notes

In humans is situated on its superior border and serves for the attachment of various muscles