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scap·u·la

 (skăp′yə-lə)
n. pl. scap·u·las or scap·u·lae (-lē′)
Either of two large, flat, triangular bones forming the back part of the shoulder. Also called shoulder blade.

[Late Latin, shoulder, from Latin scapulae, the shoulder blades.]

scapula

(ˈskæpjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː) or -las
1. (Anatomy) either of two large flat triangular bones, one on each side of the back part of the shoulder in man. Nontechnical name: shoulder blade
2. (Anatomy) the corresponding bone in most vertebrates
[C16: from Late Latin: shoulder]

scap•u•la

(ˈskæp yə lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
1. either of two flat triangular bones each forming the back part of a shoulder; shoulder blade.
2. a dorsal bone of the pectoral girdle.
[1570–80; < Latin: shoulder]

scap·u·la

(skăp′yə-lə)
Either of two flat, triangular bones forming part of the shoulder. In humans and other primates, they lie on the upper part of the back on either side of the spine. Also called shoulder blade. See more at skeleton.

scapula

(pl. scapulae) Either of the two shoulder blades.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scapula - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beingsscapula - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
glenoid cavity, glenoid fossa - the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
acromial process, acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
articulatio humeri, shoulder joint, shoulder - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
Translations
lapaluu
skapula

scapula

[ˈskæpjʊlə] N (scapulas or scapulae (pl)) [ˈskæpjʊliː]escápula f

scapula

n (Anat) → Schulterblatt nt

scapula

[ˈskæpjʊlə] n (scapulas or scapulae (pl)) (Med) → scapola

scap·u·la

n. escápula, hueso del hombro.

scapula

n (pl -lae) omóplato or omoplato, escápula
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The presence of scapular winging (i.e., lateral displacement and caudal rotation of the glenoid of the scapula) was assessed with the affected arm at rest and with the patient seated.
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Radiological investigations demonstrated an expanded lytic lesion in the scapula near the glenoid cavity.
Fresh bovine bones such as femur, tibia, humerus, radius/ ulna (fore arm), metacarpus, metatarsus, scapula, skull, pelvis, rib and backbone were collected from slaughterhouse for present investigations.
Zuckerman (orthopedic surgery, New York U.) and Koval (orthopedics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire) draw on their nearly 20 years of experience, and help from some colleagues, to describe the evaluation and management of fractures about the shoulder, including the proximal humerus, clavicle, and scapula. They present a systematic approach to evaluating fractures from the simplest to the most complex based on a careful assessment of the fracture factors and patient factors that made each injury unique.
* A scapula fracture is associated with life-threatening injuries and requires an extensive workup.
There, wedged between two old volumes, is the scapula of a caribou.
The purpose of their study was to develop a method to analyze movement of the shoulder blade (scapula) during wheelchair propulsion.
Other sites such as the forehead, face, chest, scapula, lumbosacral spine, buttocks, and scrotum have also been reportedly involved (2-7).
The goal of this study was to develop a technique that may be useful to detect bone geometry and pixel gray value from contour data of CT-scan slice of the scapula. In this paper an attempt has been made to relate quantitative Computed Tomography (CT) gray values with apparent density, and apparent density with elastic modulus.
(18) Inclinometer intratester reliability for this study was established for the left and right levator scapula muscles (ICC=.80 and .86, respectively) and the left and right upper trapezius muscles (1CC=.79 and .80, respectively.)