2. Coracoid and Acromion Processes

The coracoid process is an outgrowth above the lateral angle of the scapula’s superior border. Its name comes from the Greek word, korax or crow, because some think it resembles a crow’s beak. It is the connection point of several muscles and ligaments related to the humerus and clavicle. Its partner, the acromion process, is an oblong bone protruding above the shoulder joint so that it hangs over the glenoid fossa and the glenohumeral joint.

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