shoulder blade


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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.

shoulder blade

See scapula.

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]

shoulder

the region around the large joint between the humerus and the scapula. The shoulder is a shallow ball-and-socket joint, similar to the hip joint.

shoulder blade
scapula.
shoulder flexion
a fetal postural cause of dystokia; flexion of the shoulder joint results in the affected forelimb, it may be bilateral, is lying back beside the sternum; the shoulder joint prevents entry of the fetus into the pelvic canal.
shoulder joint
scapulohumeral joint.
shoulder luxation
uncommon in most species. Occurs most frequently in dogs and cats associated with trauma.
slipped shoulder
see suprascapular paralysis.
shoulder tick
see ixodesscapularis.
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Several bones make up the shoulder joint - the bone of the upper arm called the humerus, the shoulder blade, which is in your back and called the scapula, and the collarbone, which goes from your breastbone out to the shoulder and is called the clavicle.