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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Glenoid (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 scapula, in which the head of the humerus articulates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glenoid Shallow or slightly cupped: specifically applied in anatomy to two articular cavities or fossæ, of the scapula and of the temporal bone respectively.
    • glenoid Having a glenoid fossa: as, the glenoid border of the scapula.
    • n glenoid A glenoid fossa, as of the temporal bone or of the scapula; a glene.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Glenoid slightly cupped
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; socket of a joint + e'i^dos form; cf. F. glénoïde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Because of the large humeral head articulating as it does with a glenoid cavity, scapulohumeral luxations are very rare in the horse.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
No case of fracture of the glenoid cavity happened to come under my notice.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
B. Articular glenoid fossa of temporal bone.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The empty glenoid may sometimes be palpated from the axilla.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Describe the glenoid cavity.
"Barrington Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The glenoid fossa for the lower jaw, a shallow oval facet, with its long diameter from before backwards.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The clavicle, coracoid, and scapula on each side form a bony articulation at the glenoid fossa.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
The articular surface, or head of the humerus, smooth and round, is in contact with the glenoid cavity of the scapula.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The malar always extends back to form part of the glenoid cavity.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In news:

Specificity and sensitivity of the anterior slide test in throwing athletes with superior glenoid labral tears.
Ascension Orthopedics Announces Market Release of TITANâ„¢ Inset Mini Glenoid.