• synonyms


  1. Located above the scapula, as an artery or a nerve.
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Historical Examples of suprascapular

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

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • Suprascapular, sū-pra-skap′ū-lar, adj. situated above the scapula or shoulder-blade.

  • The dorsal or suprascapular border of the scapula is rounded, while the posterior or glenoid border is nearly straight.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds