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1Anatomy. Located or occurring above the coracoid process of the scapula.
2Zoology and Palaeontology. Located above the coracoid plate or bone (in non-mammalian vertebrates and certain mammals); specifically designating the supracoracoideus muscle; of or relating to this muscle.
A supracoracoid structure; specifically = supracoracoideus.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review. From supra- + coracoid.
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