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Glenoid


Noun, pl. glenoids

(Anatomy)
1. A shallow depression in a bone, especially in the scapula. (wiktionary.org)

Adjective

1. Of or pertaining to this depression. (wiktionary.org)

2. Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socket-like; applied to several articular surfaces of bone such as the glenoid cavity or fossa of the scapula in which the head of the humerus articulates. (biology-online.org)

Word origin: From Greek glene “socket,” and eidos “shape” or “form.”


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