noun \-lər\

Definition of SCAPULAR

a :  a long wide band of cloth with an opening for the head worn front and back over the shoulders as part of a monastic habit
b :  a pair of small cloth squares joined by shoulder tapes and worn under the clothing on the breast and back as a sacramental and often also as a badge of a third order or confraternity
a :  scapula
b :  one of the feathers covering the base of a bird's wing — see bird illustration

Origin of SCAPULAR

Middle English scapulare, from Late Latin, from Latin scapula shoulder
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of SCAPULAR

:  of or relating to the shoulder, the scapula, or scapulars

Origin of SCAPULAR

New Latin scapularis, from scapula
First Known Use: 1713

Rhymes with SCAPULAR


adjective \ˈskap-yə-lər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCAPULAR

: of, relating to, or affecting the shoulder or scapula <a scapular fracture>


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