labrum

noun
la·​brum | \ ˈlā-brəm How to pronounce labrum (audio) \

Definition of labrum

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 Detroit’s already thin at point guard, with Killian Hayes still weeks away from being re-evaluated with a torn labrum in his right hip. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Delon Wright injured during Detroit Pistons' road loss to Memphis Grizzlies," 20 Feb. 2021 After Chapman had surgery in September to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, recovery time was estimated at four months, putting him on track to be close to 100% for camp, and sporadic updates this offseason described him as progressing well. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, "A's 5 big questions for spring training: Who's the closer? Is Matt Chapman healthy?," 16 Feb. 2021 Bishop had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in mid to late October, while Seguin had surgery on his hip to repair a torn labrum in early November. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Matt’s mail: Looking at Miro Heiskanen’s start to the season, the Stars’ drafting and more," 10 Feb. 2021 Bishop’s five-month recovery from a torn meniscus puts him on track to return around March 21, while Seguin’s five-month recovery from a torn labrum sets the target around April 2. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "What impact can Tyler Seguin and Ben Bishop have on the Stars when they return?," 23 Dec. 2020 But even that had its hardships, like the time her father slipped on a patch of ice in North Carolina and tore a labrum. Chris Dabe, NOLA.com, "Dabe: Mount Carmel’s Jamie Thomatis enjoys coaching daughter Taylor Wilkins – until she leaves for college," 19 Jan. 2021 Hayes is out indefinitely with a torn labrum in his right hip, suffered against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 4. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Despite Pistons' 2-9 start, Troy Weaver will stay aggressive: 'My clip will be empty'," 15 Jan. 2021 But the hip flared up during the game after a three-week layoff, and Landry changed his mind and had the procedure in February, which involved shaving down some cartilage and removing two pieces of bone embedded in the labrum of his left hip. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Jarvis Landry admits his hip rehab took an emotional and physical toll before the bye and he’s still recovering," 27 Nov. 2020 The labrum is a ring of cartilage that encircles the hip joint socket, helping protect the joint and hold it in place. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "In advance of Chapman’s hip repair Monday, Canha recalls his own surgery," 14 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of labrum

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for labrum

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

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5 Mar 2021

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“Labrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labrum. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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labrum

noun
la·​brum | \ ˈlā-brəm How to pronounce labrum (audio) \
plural labra\ -​brə How to pronounce labrum (audio) \

Medical Definition of labrum

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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