Definition of precoracoid in US English:

precoracoid

(also praecoracoid)

noun

Zoology
  • A bone or cartilage in certain fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds, situated anterior to and sometimes fused with the coracoid bone of the pectoral girdle.

adjective

Zoology
  • Situated anterior to the coracoid bone; specifically designating the bone or cartilage forming the precoracoid.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William K. Parker (1823–1890), comparative anatomist and zoologist. From pre- + coracoid.

Pronunciation

precoracoid

/priːˈkɔːrəkɔɪd/