subscapular fossa


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sub·scap·u·lar fos·sa

[TA]
the concave ventral aspect of the body of the scapula giving origin to the subscapularis muscle.
Synonym(s): fossa subscapularis [TA]

subscapular fossa

A broad, flat concavity on the costal surface of the scapula, which  provides the origin for the subscapular muscle.

sub·scap·u·lar fos·sa

(sŭb-skap'yū-lăr fos'ă) [TA]
The concavity on the anterior (thoracic) surface of the scapula.
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In the present study, the deep subscapular fossa (fossa subscapularis) like horse and human (Sisson et al.) is divided into a larger triangular caudal fossa and a smaller cranial fossa which provides an attachment for the subscapularis muscle.
1 = Scapular collar (Collum scapulae), 2 = Incisura scapulae, 3 = Supraglenoid tubercle (Tuberculum supraglenoidalis), 4= Cranial and caudal subscapular fossa (Fossa subscapularis) and 5 = Facies serrata.