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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Clavícula

Clavicle (KLA-vih-kul)
One of a pair of bones at the base of the front of the neck. The clavicles connect the breastbone to the shoulder blades. Also called collarbone.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.