Meaning of pectoral girdle

pec'toral gir'dle

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  1. (in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the forelimbs.
  2. Also called(in humans) the bony arch formed by the clavicles, or collarbones, and scapulas, or shoulder blades. Also called
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