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subscapular

[suhb-skap-yuh-ler]Anatomy
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adjective
  1. situated beneath or on the deep surface of the scapula, as a muscle.
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noun
  1. 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- + scapulāris scapular1
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Historical Examples

  • The scapula is not in immediate contact with the ribs; the subscapular fossa is not moulded on them.

    Artistic Anatomy of Animals

    douard Cuyer

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


British Dictionary definitions for subscapular

subscapular

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