Definition of Glenoid cavity

1. Noun. The concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint.

Exact synonyms: Glenoid Fossa
Group relationships: Scapula, Shoulder Blade, Shoulder Bone
Generic synonyms: Fossa, Pit

Medical Definition of Glenoid cavity

1. A deep hollow in the squamous portion of the temporal bone at the root of the zygoma, in which rests the condyle of the mandible. Synonym: cavitas glenoidalis, fossa mandibularis, articular fossa of temporal bone, glenoid cavity, glenoid fossa, glenoid surface. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glenoid Cavity

glenohumeral articulation
glenohumeral joint
glenohumeral joints
glenohumeral ligaments
glenoid cavity (current term)
glenoid fossa
glenoid labrum
glenoid ligament
glenoid surface
glenoidal lip

Literary usage of Glenoid cavity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It is attached above to the apex of the glenoid cavity, close to the root of the coracoid process, and, passing downward along the inner edge of the tendon ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1884)
"The tendon of the long head of the biceps had been torn awav from the upper part of the glenoid cavity, and entirely withdrawn from the joint ; it was found ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... and (except in Lagomorpha) by the antero-posteriorly elongated glenoid cavity. Post-orbital processes of the frontale exist only in the Squirrel?, ..."

4. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"After the head of the boue has been turned out of the glenoid cavity, the knife must be passed over it, and carried down for a distance of about three ..."

5. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"A rough line bordering the glenoid cavity receives the capsular ligament, or rather the capsule arises from the bordering gristle, which 1 have said tips ..."

6. 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 ..."

7. An introduction to the osteology of the mammalia: Being the Substance of the by William Henry Flower (1876)
"... ct acromion ; c coracoid; gc glenoid cavity. In the Horse the scapula is long and slender, the supra- scapular border is rounded, and slowly and ..."

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