glenoid

glenoid
glenoid [glē′noid΄, glen′oid΄]
adj.
[Gr glēnoeidēs < glēnē, socket of a joint, eyeball + -eidēs, -OID]
forming a smooth, shallow cavity or socket for a bone; esp., designating the cavity on the head of the scapula which, together with the head of the humerus, forms the shoulder joint

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  • glenoid — GLENOÍD, Ă, glenoizi, de, adj. (Despre unele cavităţi ale corpului) Care permite articularea (articula) oaselor. – Din fr. glénoïde. Trimis de gall, 15.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  glenoíd adj. m., pl. glenoízi; f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • glenoid — glenoid; in·fra·glenoid; sub·glenoid; post·glenoid; …   English syllables

  • Glenoid — Gle noid, a. [Gr. ?; ? socket of a joint + e i^dos form; cf. F. gl[ e]no[ i]de.] (Anat.) Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socketlike; applied to several articular surfaces of bone; as, the glenoid cavity, or fossa, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glenoid — Resembling a socket; denoting the articular depression of the scapula entering into the formation of the shoulder joint. [G. glenoeides, fr. glene, pupil of eye, socket of joint, honeycomb, + eidos, appearance] * * * glen·oid glen .ȯid, glēn …   Medical dictionary

  • Glenoid fossa — can refer to: * Glenoid cavity (more common) * Mandibular fossa …   Wikipedia

  • glenoid cavity — n the shallow cavity of the upper part of the scapula by which the humerus articulates with the pectoral girdle * * * (glenoid fossa) the socket of the shoulder joint: the pear shaped cavity at the top of the scapula into which the head of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • glenoid fossa — n the depression in each lateral wall of the skull with which the mandible articulates called also mandibular fossa * * * see glenoid cavity …   Medical dictionary

  • glenoid ligament of humerus — glenoid ligament of Macalister labrum glenoidale …   Medical dictionary

  • glenoid cavity — glenoid fossa the socket of the shoulder joint: the pear shaped cavity at the top of the scapula into which the head of the humerus fits …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • glenoid fossa — glenoid cavity …   The new mediacal dictionary

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