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scapular

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noun scap·u·lar \-lər\

Definition of scapular

  1. 1a :  a long wide band of cloth with an opening for the head worn front and back over the shoulders as part of a monastic habitb :  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. 2a :  scapulab :  one of the feathers covering the base of a bird's wing — see bird illustration

Origin and Etymology of scapular

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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scapular

adjective scap·u·lar

Definition of scapular

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

Origin and Etymology of scapular

New Latin scapularis, from scapula


First Known Use: 1713


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scapular

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adjective scap·u·lar \ˈskap-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of scapular

  1. :  of, relating to, or affecting the shoulder or scapula <a scapular fracture>


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