spine of scapula


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spine of scap·u·la

[TA]
the prominent triangular ridge on the dorsal aspect of the scapula, providing attachment for the trapezius and deltoid muscles and separating the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae; the acromion is a lateral extension from the spine.
Synonym(s): spina scapulae [TA]

spine of scapula

Etymology: L, spina, backbone, scapulae, shoulder blades
a sharp-edged plate of bone projecting posteriorly backward from the flattened scapula base.

spine of scap·u·la

(spīn skap'yū-lă) [TA]
The prominent triangular ridge on the dorsal aspect of the scapula, providing attachment for the trapezius and deltoid muscles and separating the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae.

spine of scapula

An osseous plate projecting from the posterior surface of the scapula.
See also: spine