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scap·u·la

, gen. and pl.

scap·u·lae

(skap'yū-lă, -lē), [TA]
A large triangular flattened bone lying over the ribs, posteriorly on either side, articulating laterally with the clavicle at the acromioclavicular joint and the humerus at the glenohumeral joint. It forms a functional articulation with the chest wall, the scapulothoracic articulation.
[L. scapulae, the shoulder blades]

shoulder blade

n.

scap·u·la

, pl. scapulae (skap'yū-lă, -lē) [TA]
A large, triangular, flattened bone lying over the ribs, posteriorly on either side, articulating laterally with the clavicle at the acromioclavicular joint and the humerus at the glenohumeral joint. It forms a functional joint with the chest wall, the scapulothoracic joint.
Synonym(s): shoulder blade.
[L. scapulae, the shoulder blades]
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