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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings.

Usage examples (32)
  • The scapulars of the bird derive from the Latin word scapula which among humans it is the shoulder blade.
  • So I felt like I had several fractured ribs, and my scapula, which is the wing bone in the right back, that was real painful.
  • Thus the scapula, which is the pleurapophysis of the occipital vertebra, is vertical on its first appearance in the embryo of tetrapoda, and lies close up to the head
  • This instructional manual even gives both the Latin and the common terms for particular body parts such as scapula / shoulder blade. for more
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