Operative fixation of the scapula to the chest wall or to the spinous process of the vertebrae. [scapulo- + G. pexis, fixation]

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scap·u·lo·pexy 'skap-yə-lō-.pek-sē n, pl -pex·ies a surgical procedure in which the scapula is attached (as by a wire) to a rib or vertebra

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scap·u·lo·pexy (skapґu-lo-pek″se) [scapula + -pexy] surgical fixation of the scapula.

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  • scapul- — combining form or scapulo Etymology: Latin scapula 1. : scapula scapulectomy scapulopexy 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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