glenoid cavity

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Related to glenoid cavity: glenoid fossa, infraspinous fossa, Olecranon fossa, trochlear notch
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Noun1.glenoid cavity - the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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The labrum is a triangular fibrocartilagenous tissue that increases the depth of the glenoid cavity while facilitating compression.
It expands the size and depth of the glenoid cavity, increasing the stability of the glenohumeral joint (Cooper et al 1992).
The glenoid cavity is located on the lateral angle of the shoulder blade.