Anatomy. either of two flat, triangular bones, each forming the back part of a shoulder in humans; shoulder blade.
Zoology. a dorsal bone of the pectoral girdle.
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How to use scapula in a sentence
I can figure you with your Herodotus before you, your scapula on one side, and your maps on the other, setting-to in good earnest.Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford | Edward Berens
At an inn in Lincolnshire, a huge scapula is exhibited as a relic of the famous dun cow.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore | Charles Hardwick
But there is no teleological reason why the coracoid process of the scapula should in all mammals develop from a separate centre.
The scapula (with supra-scapula) is the pleurapophysis, the coracoid the hæmapophysis, of the occipital vertebra.
In the pelvic girdle the ilium corresponds to the scapula, the ischium to the coracoid, the pubis to the clavicle.
British Dictionary definitions for scapula
either of two large flat triangular bones, one on each side of the back part of the shoulder in man: Nontechnical name: shoulder blade
the corresponding bone in most vertebrates
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Scientific definitions for scapula
Either of two flat, triangular bones forming part of the shoulder. In humans and other primates, the scapulae lie on the upper part of the back on either side of the spine. Also called shoulder blade See more at skeleton.
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