Other definitions for scapular (2 of 2)
Ecclesiastical. a loose, sleeveless monastic garment, hanging from the shoulders.
two small pieces of woolen cloth, joined by strings passing over the shoulders, worn under the ordinary clothing as a badge of affiliation with a religious order, a token of devotion, etc.
Anatomy, Zoology. scapula.
Ornithology. one of the scapular feathers.
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How to use scapular in a sentence
Two spiracles observable, one in each scapular, in Acrida laurifolia, &c.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4) | William Kirby
All are pustulate above; in most specimens the pustules form no pattern, but in some they tend to form a V in the scapular region.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
Dorsum irregularly pustulate; in some specimens the pustules tend to form a V in the scapular region.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
The scapular arch also is more complicated and more important in the lower than in the higher vertebrata.Dragons of the Air | H. G. Seeley
The nun stood erect now, though still leaning back against the wall, and she had hidden her hands under her scapular.The White Sister | F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for scapular
anatomy of or relating to the scapula
part of the monastic habit worn by members of many Christian, esp Roman Catholic, religious orders, consisting of a piece of woollen cloth worn over the shoulders, and hanging down in front and behind to the ankles
two small rectangular pieces of woollen cloth joined by tapes passing over the shoulders and worn under secular clothes in token of affiliation to a religious order
any of the small feathers that are attached to the humerus of a bird and lie along the shoulder
- Also called (for senses 2, 3): scapulary
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