noun su·pra·scapula

Definition of suprascapula

  1. 1 :  a cartilaginous or partly ossified plate attached to the superior end of the scapula in various amphibians and reptiles

  2. 2 :  the posttemporal of a fish

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Origin and Etymology of suprascapula

New Latin, from supra- + scapula

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