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scapular

noun scap·u·lar \ ˈska-pyə-lər \

Definition of scapular

1 a :a long wide band of cloth with an opening for the head worn front and back over the shoulders as part of a monastic habit
b :a pair of small cloth squares joined by shoulder tapes and worn under the clothing on the breast and back as a sacramental and often also as a badge of a third order or confraternity
2 a :scapula
b :one of the feathers covering the base of a bird's wing — see bird illustration

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Origin and Etymology of scapular

Middle English scapulare, from Late Latin, from Latin scapula shoulder


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scapular

adjective

Definition of scapular

:of or relating to the shoulder, the scapula, or scapulars

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Origin and Etymology of scapular

New Latin scapularis, from scapula


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scapular

adjective scap·u·lar \ ˈskap-yə-lər \

medical Definition of scapular

:of, relating to, or affecting the shoulder or scapula
  • a scapular fracture

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