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  • noun Plural form of scapula.

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Examples

  • Larger bones such as scapulae had been made into gleaming white shutters that flanked windows of thinly stretched corneas.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • In three years, I relearned how to walk, stand and sit and discovered the location of my scapulae , ischia and occiput.

    The Serious Art of Gentle Exercise

  • The levator scapulae is a muscle that runs from the back of your skull to the upper corner of your shoulder blade.

    THE PROGRAM

  • The levator scapulae is a muscle that runs from the back of your skull to the upper corner of your shoulder blade.

    THE PROGRAM

  • I doubt I'd be able to choose what either of them looked like, but since we're here, I'd like my wings to be feathery and dark grey, and I'd also like them to grow from my scapulae.

    j-gan Diary Entry

  • She had the round, bright eyes of a bird, and her scapulae were prominent beneath her blouse like featherless, folded wings.

    LIGHT FINGERS

  • Articulated ichthyosaurs demonstrate that the pectoral girdle was a robust construction with vertical clavicles [collar bones] and scapulae [shoulder blades], so there was a firm base for the articulation of powerful forefins and their musculature.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • These include dorsally migrated scapulae, a broad thorax, laterally directed humeral glenoids, an increased number of sacral vertebrae, a reduced/absent tail and less fasciculated back musculature.

    Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans)

  • Articulated ichthyosaurs demonstrate that the pectoral girdle was a robust construction with vertical clavicles [collar bones] and scapulae [shoulder blades], so there was a firm base for the articulation of powerful forefins and their musculature.

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no

  • The form of body peculiarly subject to phthisical complaints was the smooth, the whitish, that resembling the lentil; the reddish, the blue-eyed, the leucophlegmatic, and that with the scapulae having the appearance of wings: and women in like manner, with regard to the melancholic and subsanguineous, phrenitic and dysenteric affections principally attacked them.

    Of The Epidemics

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