spine of the scapula

noun

Medical Definition of spine of the scapula

: a projecting triangular bony process on the dorsal surface of the scapula that divides it obliquely into the area of origin of parts of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles and that terminates in the acromion

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“Spine of the scapula.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spine%20of%20the%20scapula. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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