glenoid fossa

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Noun1.glenoid fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandibleglenoid fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
2.glenoid fossa - 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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Variations of shape and size of glenoid cavity of scapula is important in order to understand of shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff disease and to determine the meticulous size of the glenoid component in the shoulder arthroplasty.
(5) and Burke, (12) also measured antero-posterior diameter of glenoid cavity of scapula. Results of present study are more in accordance with those of Coskun et al, (5) and results of other studies are slightly higher than the present study.