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collarbone, collar bone (s) (noun); collarbones, collar bones (pl)
A horizontal bone above the first rib that makes up the front part of the shoulder: The collarbone, also called the "clavicle", links the sternum, or breastbone, with the scapula, a triangular bone in the back of the shoulder.

The collar bone ends at the sternum, forming one side of the sternoclavicular joint; where it ends at the shoulder, there forming one side of the acromioclavicular joint.

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(Latin: key; to enclose, to comprise, to involve; to fit together, or to work together; pertaining to the collarbone [so named because of its keylike shape])
(Greek: key; a means of locking or a thing that locks [or unlocks] a door; a key, bar, or hook; a combining form that denotes the clavicle or collarbone)