labrum

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noun la·brum \ˈlā-brəm\

Definition of labrum

  1. 1 :  an upper or anterior mouthpart of an arthropod consisting of a single median piece in front of or above the mandibles

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of labrum

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


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

labrum

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noun la·brum \ˈlā-brəm\

Medical Definition of labrum

plural

labra

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  1. 1:  an upper or anterior mouthpart of an arthropod consisting of a single median piece in front of or above the mandibles

  2. 2:  a fibrous ring of cartilage attached to the rim of a joint: asa:  glenoid labrumb:  acetabular labrum


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