labrum

noun

la·​brum ˈlā-brəm How to pronounce labrum (audio)
1
: an upper or anterior mouthpart of an arthropod consisting of a single median piece in front of or above the mandibles
2
: a ring of fibrous cartilage forming the margin of the shallow cavity of the upper part of the scapula by which the humerus articulates with the shoulder girdle

Examples of labrum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Giants’ veteran starter picked up a ball for the first time since a torn labrum in his left hip prematurely ended his season in September. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 20 Jan. 2024 Astros left fielder Michael Brantley was reinstated from the 60-day IL Tuesday, playing in his first game since June 26, 2022 after a long layoff due to a torn labrum. Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2023 Then in March, Carr tore his right labrum swinging a bat. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 July 2023 Taguchi suffered a torn right labrum and bicep tendon at the start of his freshman year at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix that essentially cost him the entire season. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2023 Linebacker Bumper Pool, who is coming off labrum surgery on both hips, signed with the Carolina Panthers. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023 After tearing his labrum playing basketball in 2020, Taylor played his senior season with a large brace on his left shoulder. Greg McKenna, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2023 Then a torn labrum was diagnosed in the left shoulder, requiring another surgery. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 3 Aug. 2023 Carr had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in 2020, broke his right hand in 2022 and suffered a torn right labrum at the start of this season. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, lip, edge — more at lip

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of labrum was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Labrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labrum. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

labrum

noun
la·​brum ˈlā-brəm How to pronounce labrum (audio)
: the upper mouthpart of an arthropod in front of or above the mandibles

Medical Definition

labrum

noun
la·​brum ˈlā-brəm How to pronounce labrum (audio)
plural labra -brə How to pronounce labrum (audio)
1
: an upper or anterior mouthpart of an arthropod consisting of a single median piece in front of or above the mandibles
2
: a fibrous ring of cartilage attached to the rim of a joint: as
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