- shallow or slightly cupped, as the articular cavities of the scapula and the temporal bone.
- pertaining to such a cavity.
Origin of glenoid
1700–10; < Greek glēnoeid(ḗs), equivalent to glḗn(ē) pupil, eyeball + -oeidēs -oid
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Examples from the Web for glenoid
The glenoid surface for the articulation of the mandible is very wide.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
The skull has been cut vertically in two at the plane of the glenoid fossae.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
The articular surface, or head of the humerus, smooth and round, is in contact with the glenoid cavity of the scapula.
The region occupied by the glenoid cavity is separated from the body of the bone by a constriction—the neck of the scapula.
The anterior border (cervical) is strongly convex in the part next the glenoid cavity.
- resembling or having a shallow cavity
- denoting the cavity in the shoulder blade into which the head of the upper arm bone fits
C18: from Greek glēnoeidēs, from glēnē socket of a joint
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- Relating to the articular depression of the scapula entering into the formation of the shoulder joint.
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