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glenoid fossa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glenoid fossa the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
    • n glenoid fossa a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
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Usage

In literature:

B. Articular glenoid fossa of temporal bone.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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
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