Definition of subclavius in English:

subclavius

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • More fully "subclavius muscle". A muscle which (in humans) originates from the first costal cartilage and inserts on to the undersurface of the clavicle, acting to elevate the first rib or fix the clavicle.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Helkiah Crooke (1576–1648), physician and anatomist. From post-classical Latin subclavius, use as noun (short for subclavius musculus) of subclavius, adjective.

Pronunciation

subclavius

/ˌsʌbˈkleɪvɪəs/