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]

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glen·oid 'glen-.ȯid, 'glēn- adj
1) having the form of a smooth shallow depression used chiefly of skeletal articulatory sockets
2) of or relating to the glenoid cavity or glenoid fossa

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gle·noid (gleґnoid) (glenґoid) [Gr. glēnē socket + -oid] resembling a pit or socket; see cavitas glenoidalis.

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