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subscapular

[ suhb-skap-yuh-ler ]
/ sʌbˈskæp yə lər /
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adjective
situated beneath or on the deep surface of the scapula, as a muscle.
noun
a subscapular muscle, artery, etc.
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Also sub·scap·u·lar·y [suhb-skap-yuh-ler-ee]. /sʌbˈskæp yəˌlɛr i/.

Origin of subscapular

1825–35; <New Latin subscapulāris, equivalent to sub-sub- + scapulārisscapular1
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How to use subscapular in a sentence

  • Suprascapular with dorsal branches of subscapular; posterior scapular with costal and muscular branches of subscapular.

  • You have a slight subscapular affection, Miss Dodd: I mean, a little pain under the shoulder-blade.

    Hard Cash|Charles Reade
  • The scapula is not in immediate contact with the ribs; the subscapular fossa is not moulded on them.

British Dictionary definitions for subscapular

subscapular
/ (sʌbˈskæpjʊlə) /

adjective
(of a muscle or artery) situated beneath the scapula
noun
any subscapular muscle or artery
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