shallow or slightly cupped, as the articular cavities of the scapula and the temporal bone.
pertaining to such a cavity.
- sub·gle·noid, adjective
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How to use glenoid in a sentence
Around the glenoid cavity is an area which is mainly ossified and is continuous with the scapula.
This has a more or less cylindrical shaft and articulates by a prominent rounded head with the glenoid cavity.
The coracoid is a large flattened blade-shaped bone forming about one-third of the glenoid cavity.
The scapula is a small somewhat rod-shaped bone forming about two-thirds of the glenoid cavity.
The glenoid articulating surfaces of both scapula and coracoid are lined by a thick pad of cartilage.
British Dictionary definitions for glenoid
resembling or having a shallow cavity
denoting the cavity in the shoulder blade into which the head of the upper arm bone fits
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