Definition of scapula
scapulaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ or
: either of a pair of large triangular bones lying one in each dorsal lateral part of the thorax, being the principal bone of the corresponding half of the shoulder girdle, and articulating with the corresponding clavicle or coracoid —called also shoulder blade
Recent Examples of scapula from the Web
Just in the last two weeks Zack Wheeler (right biceps tendinitis) and Matt Harvey (stress injury, right scapula) have been shelved.
Also, be sure to push the floor away from you with the grounded arm to stabilize the scapula.
Last week, Matt Harvey was found to have a stress injury in the scapula bone in his right shoulder.
The driver suffered a broken scapula, clavicle and nicked lung.
Matt Harvey from Fitch-Groton is expected to miss several weeks after an MRI and CT scan revealed a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder.
Collins said, with a stress injury to his right scapula.
John Velazquez, who rode Army Mule and would be riding Always Dreaming in the Derby, was invited and was presented with a pair of scapulas, blessed by Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, whose cooking show is called, naturally, Breaking Bread.
Forsythe missed a month with that injury last year, a hairline fracture of his left scapula also suffered when he was hit by a pitch last May.
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Origin and Etymology of scapula
New Latin, from Latin, shoulder blade, shoulder
First Known Use: 1578See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of scapula
scapulae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play or
: either of a pair of large essentially flat and triangular bones lying one in each dorsolateral part of the thorax, being the principal bone of the corresponding half of the shoulder girdle, divided on the posterior surface into the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae by an oblique transverse bony process or spine terminating in the acromion, having a hook-shaped bony coracoid process on the anterior surface of the superior border of the bone, providing articulation for the humerus, and articulating with the corresponding clavicle—called also shoulder blade
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