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glenoid

[ glee-noid ]
/ ˈgli nɔɪd /
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adjective Anatomy.

shallow or slightly cupped, as the articular cavities of the scapula and the temporal bone.
pertaining to such a cavity.

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Origin of glenoid

1700–10; <Greek glēnoeid(ḗs), equivalent to glḗn(ē) pupil, eyeball + -oeidēs-oid

OTHER WORDS FROM glenoid

sub·gle·noid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glenoid

glenoid
/ (ˈɡliːnɔɪd) /

adjective anatomy

resembling or having a shallow cavity
denoting the cavity in the shoulder blade into which the head of the upper arm bone fits

Word Origin for glenoid

C18: from Greek glēnoeidēs, from glēnē socket of a joint
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Medical definitions for glenoid

glenoid
[ glēnoid′, glĕnoid′ ]

adj.

Relating to the articular depression of the scapula entering into the formation of the shoulder joint.
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