scapula

[ US /ˈskæpjəɫə/ ]
[ UK /skˈæpjʊlɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
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How To Use scapula In A Sentence

  • I stood it until I became tortured day and night by the prod of reason, then I quietly left the church and bade farewell to the heathen Scapular and the ten thousand other trinkets of blind paganism, and resolved to break the chain of this "_slave of the soul_" and "_tyrant of reason_. Thirty Years In Hell Or, From Darkness to Light
  • Often, the muscles used to maintain body posture are affected, namely the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle, including the upper trapezius, scalene, sternocleidomastoid, levator scapulae, and quadratus lumborum.
  • A slip at the level of rhomboideus minor, named rhomboideus minimus, extends from the scapula to thoracic or lower cervical vertebral spines.
  • Some slips passing from the first and second ribs to the vertebral border of the scapula and supplied by the dorsal scapular nerve may be looked upon as belonging to the rhomboid sheet and therefore as variations of those muscles.
  • The pain starts suddenly in the epigastrium or right upper quadrant and may radiate round to the back in the interscapular region.
  • Muscles acting on the scapula in this section include serratus anterior, rhomboideus minor, rhomboideus major, trapezius, and deltoid.
  • There was general dulness throughout the lower part of both, with the exception of a small space at the inferior angle of the left scapula, where pectoriloquy was distinctly heard, from which was concluded the cavernous state of a portion of that lung. An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis or Ulceration Induced by Carbonaceous Accumulation in the Lungs of Coal Miners
  • Mori has reported the vertebral, costal, and scapular origins as follows.
  • Other relatively predictable adaptations are the development of an obtuse angle between the scapula and coracoid and the loss of the furcula.
  • The main upper-back muscles are the trapezius, rhomboids and levator scapulae.
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