Definition of Glenoid fossa

1. Noun. A deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible.

Exact synonyms: Mandibular Fossa
Group relationships: Os Temporale, Temporal Bone
Generic synonyms: Fossa, Pit

2. Noun. The concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint.
Exact synonyms: Glenoid Cavity
Group relationships: Scapula, Shoulder Blade, Shoulder Bone
Generic synonyms: Fossa, Pit

Medical Definition of Glenoid fossa

1. The hollow in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to make the shoulder joint. Synonym: mandibular fossa. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glenoid Fossa

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

Literary usage of Glenoid fossa

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

1. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"(lateral angle of human anatomy), is much heavier than the others and bears a concave, pear-shaped articular facet, the glenoid fossa, for articulation with ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"This part of the glenoid fossa presents posteriorly a small conical eminence, the post-glenoid process, already referred to. ..."

3. An introduction to the osteology of the mammalia: Being the Substance of the by William Henry Flower (1876)
"... PI palatine ; MX maxilla ; PMx premaxilla ; Vo vomer ; ff glenoid fossa of squamosal ; tg deep groove on squamosal for meatus auditorium externus, ..."

4. 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. ..."

5. Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry (1897)
"THE glenoid fossa AND THE MOVEMENTS OF THE MANDIBLE. WE WALKER, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISS. ... He points out that owing to the form of the glenoid fossa, ..."

6. Anatomy and Histology of the Mouth and Teeth by Isaac Norman Broomell, Philipp Fischelis (1917)
"The bony parts entering into the formation of the joint are the anterior portion of the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone and the condyloid process of the ..."

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