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 But Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder twice during his fourth year -- once in the preseason and again in February -- limiting his season to just seven games. Dallas News, "5 things to know about new Mavs F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, including his unorthodox jump shot," 11 Feb. 2020 Senior middle blocker Hannah Korslund played all 35 matches despite a torn labrum in her hip. Edward Lee,, "Historic run nets first NCAA championship for Johns Hopkins volleyball: ‘It honestly feels surreal’," 3 Dec. 2019 Wright suffered a torn labrum last December and still managed to maneuver the rest of the Pac-12 slate with the bum shoulder, waiting until April to fix it with surgery. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Four Colorado players ranked among top 101 college basketball stars, report says," 29 Oct. 2019 Raiders first-round pick and starting rookie safety Johnathan Abram suffered a torn rotator cuff and labrum in the first quarter of Monday night's win over the Broncos, Bleacher Report reported on Tuesday. Alaa Abdeldaiem,, "Report: Raiders' Johnathan Abram to Have Surgery on Torn Rotator Cuff, Labrum," 11 Sep. 2019 Adam Lefkoe of Bleacher Report reported that Abram had suffered a torn rotator cuff and labrum. Matt Kawahara,, "Reports: Raiders’ Johnathan Abram suffered shoulder injury," 10 Sep. 2019 Chandler Parsons, 31, suffered a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation, and torn labrum after a man, who was later arrested for driving under the influence, allegedly hit Parsons's car on his way home from practice last Wednesday. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "NBA player's career may be over after car crash with accused drunk driver," 20 Jan. 2020 Parsons suffered permanent injuries in the crash, including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum, according a news release from attorneys John Morgan and Nick Panagakis. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons' playing days may be over following car wreck, attorneys say," 20 Jan. 2020 One episode begins with a trainer casually listing the injuries that the cheerleaders who are practicing—not sitting out—currently have: labrum tears, rotator-cuff tears, a Grade 3 shoulder separation. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "The Pathos of “Cheer” and the Wild Deceptions of Cheerleading," 16 Jan. 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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The first known use of labrum was in 1578

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15 Feb 2020

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“Labrum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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