glenoid fossa of scapula

glenoid fossa of scapula
cavitas glenoidalis.

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  • glenoid fossa — noun 1. a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible • Syn: ↑mandibular fossa • Hypernyms: ↑pit, ↑fossa • Part Holonyms: ↑temporal bone, ↑os temporale …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glenoid cavity — Infobox Bone Name = Glenoid cavity Latin = c. glenoidalis GraySubject = 50 GrayPage = 207 Caption = Glenoid fossa of right side. Caption2 = Left scapula. Lateral view. System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 16 DorlandsSuf =… …   Wikipedia

  • glenoid cavity — n the shallow cavity of the upper part of the scapula by which the humerus articulates with the pectoral girdle * * * (glenoid fossa) the socket of the shoulder joint: the pear shaped cavity at the top of the scapula into which the head of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fossa — is the Latin word for ditch or trench . It can refer to one of the following:AnatomyIn anatomical terminology, fossa has come to mean a depression or hollow, in general, in a bone. Other parts of the body may be involved, for example, the… …   Wikipedia

  • glenoid cavity — glenoid fossa the socket of the shoulder joint: the pear shaped cavity at the top of the scapula into which the head of the humerus fits …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fossa — A depression usually more or less longitudinal in shape below the level of the surface of a part. [L. a trench or ditch] acetabular f. [TA] a depressed area in the floor of the acetabulum superior to the …   Medical dictionary

  • glenoid cavity — n. a shallow depression on a bone, esp. the scapula and temporal bone, receiving the projection of another bone to form a joint. Etymology: F gleacutenoiumlde f. Gk glenoeides f. glene socket * * * noun the concavity in the head of the scapula… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scapula — The shoulder blade (or wingbone ), the familiar flat triangular bone at the back of the shoulder. The word scapula (with the accent on the first syllable) is Latin. The Romans always employed the plural scapulae , the shoulder blades. Because the …   Medical dictionary

  • glenoid — Resembling a socket; denoting the articular depression of the scapula entering into the formation of the shoulder joint. [G. glenoeides, fr. glene, pupil of eye, socket of joint, honeycomb, + eidos, appearance] * * * glen·oid glen .ȯid, glēn …   Medical dictionary

  • glenoid cavity — [ gli:nɔɪd] (also glenoid fossa) noun Anatomy a shallow depression on a bone into which another bone fits to form a joint, especially that on the scapula into which the head of the humerus fits. Origin C18: glenoid from Fr. glénoïde, from Gk… …   English new terms dictionary

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