from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two large, flat, triangular bones forming the back part of the shoulder. Also called shoulder blade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of the two large, flat, bones forming the back of the shoulder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principal bone of the shoulder girdle in mammals; the shoulder blade.
- n. One of the plates from which the arms of a crinoid arise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the shoulder-blade, or blade-bone, or omoplate.
- n. In Crinoidea, one of the plates in the cup which give rise to the arms.
- n. In entomology: One of the parapsides or plicæ scapulares on the side of the mesothorax.
- n. A pleura, including the episternum and epimeron, the latter being distinguished by Burmeister as the posterior wing of the scapula. Also scapularium. See parapsis.
- n. A shoulder-tippet, or shoulder-cover. See patagium .
- n. A trochanter of the fore leg.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
The scapulars of the bird derive from the Latin word scapula which among humans it is the shoulder blade.
And of course, when we look at Kadanuumuu's shoulder blade, or what we call the scapula, it has so many features that are shared with gorillas than to the exclusion of chimpanzees.
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
One practical point of importance with regard to the scapula was the frequency with which bullets lodged in the venter, or the firmly bound-down muscles of the supra - and infra-spinous fossæ.
The muscles which raise the scapula are the upper fibers of the Trapezius, the Levator scapulæ, and the Rhomboidei; those which depress it are the lower fibers of the Trapezius, the Pectoralis minor, and, through the elavicle, the Subclavius.
The neck of the scapula is the slightly constricted portion which surrounds the head; it is more distinct below and behind than above and in front.
There are often heat, pain, and swelling in the muscular mass at the elbow, though at times a hollow, or depression, may be observed near the posterior border of the scapula, which is probably the seat of injury.
This instructional manual even gives both the Latin and the common terms for particular body parts such as scapula / shoulder blade.
I vote scapula ... if placed correctly you take out the spine, shoulder blades and the top of the lungs.
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