Definition of Glenoid

1. a. 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.



Definition of Glenoid

1. Noun. (anatomy) A shallow depression in a bone, especially in the scapula. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to this depression. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glenoid

1. having the shallow or slightly cupped form of a bone socket [adj]

Medical Definition of Glenoid

1. Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socktlike; applied to several articular surfaces of bone; as, the glenoid cavity, or fossa, of the scapula, in which the head of the humerus articulates. Origin: Gr.; socket of a joint + form; cf. F. Glenoide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glenoid

glei
gleis
gleisation
gleization
gleizations
glen
glendoveer
glendoveers
glengarries
glenlike
glenohumeral
glenohumeral articulation
glenohumeral joint
glenohumeral joints
glenohumeral ligaments
glenoid (current term)
glenoid cavity
glenoid fossa
glenoid labrum
glenoid ligament
glenoid surface
glenoidal
glenoidal lip
glenoids
glens
glent
glented
glenting
glents
glenzed

Literary usage of Glenoid

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1. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1880)
"The capsule was not lacerated, but was stripped up with the periosteum from the anterior margin of the glenoid cavity. A deep indentation is seen on the ..."

2. Surgery: A Practical Treatise with Special Reference to Treatment by Charles William Mansell Moullin (1893)
"... by the tension of the short external rotator muscles and the posterior portion of the capsule, which are tightly strained across the glenoid fossa. ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"As soon as the groove in the head fits accurately to the anterior glenoid margin, the pressure of which in the dislocated position produced the groove, ..."

4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"The glenoid or ARTICULATING CAVITY of the Gle.noid scapula is on the point or apex of this triangle. The scapula is more strictly triangular in a child, ..."

5. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1907)
"Fracture of the glenoid Cavity. In almost all the instances that are on record this fracture has been discovered post mortem or during operation after ..."

6. Physical anthropology of the Lenape or Delawares, and of the eastern Indians by AleŇ° Hrdlička (1916)
"The height of the palate shows nothing exceptional, and there is no torus worthy of notice. XXXI. MUNSEE CRANIA: PALATE HASE OF THE SKULL glenoid ..."

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