coracoid process meaning

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n : a process of the scapula in most mammals representing the remnant of the coracoid bone of lower vertebrates that has become fused with the scapula and in humans is situated on its superior border and serves for the attachment of various muscles


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  1. Specifically, the short head of the biceps originates from the coracoid process at the top of the scapula.
  2. The epiphyses, carpal bones, coracoid process, medial border of the scapula, and acromion are still cartilaginous.
  3. The tendon of the short head runs adjacent to the tendon of the coracobrachialis and likewise attaches to the coracoid process.
  4. This capsule is strengthened by the coracohumeral ligament which attaches the coracoid process of the scapula to the greater tubercle of the humerus.
  5. The ring is composed of the glenoid process, coracoid process, coracoclavicular ligament, distal clavicle, acromioclavicular joint, and acromial process.

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