winged scapula

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scapula

 [skap´u-lah] (L.)
the flat triangular bone in the back of the shoulder. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.
winged scapula one having a prominent vertebral border usually owing to weakness of one of the muscles holding the scapula in place.

winged scap·u·la

condition wherein the medial border of the scapula protrudes away from the thorax; the protrusion is posterior and lateral, as the scapula rotates out; most commonly caused by paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle.
Synonym(s): scapula alata

winged scapula

[wingd]
Etymology: ONorse, vaengr + L, scapulae, shoulderblades
an abnormal prominence of the scapula caused either by projection of posterior angles of the ribs in a flat chest or by paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle.
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Winged scapula

wing·ed scap·u·la

(wingd skap'yū-lă)
Condition in which the medial border of the scapula protrudes away from the thorax; the protrusion is posterior and lateral, as the scapula rotates out; caused by paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle.
Synonym(s): scapula alata.

scapula

pl. scapulae [L.] the flat triangular bone at the top of the shoulder; the shoulder blade. See also Table 10.
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Scapula of the dog. By permission from Aspinall V, O'Reilly M, Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2004

winged scapula