Coracoid

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In human beings, the coracoid process is a small hook-like structure that comes off the scapula to point forward. It is the site of attachment of the coracobrachialis muscle and pectoralis minor, as well ligaments linking it to the clavicle.

Coracoid in itself means "like a raven's beak", with reference to its shape.

In birds and reptiles, the coracoid is a separate bone.

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