Definition of Shoulder bone

1. Noun. Either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings.

Exact synonyms: Scapula, Shoulder Blade
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Terms within: Glenoid Cavity, Glenoid Fossa, Acromial Process, Acromion
Group relationships: Articulatio Humeri, Shoulder, Shoulder Joint, Endoskeleton
Derivative terms: Scapular

Definition of Shoulder bone

1. Noun. Another name of shoulder blade. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoulder Bone

shoulder-girdle syndrome
shoulder-hand syndrome
shoulder angel
shoulder angels
shoulder arms
shoulder bag
shoulder bags
shoulder blade
shoulder blades
shoulder board
shoulder bone (current term)
shoulder bursitis
shoulder check
shoulder devil
shoulder devils
shoulder dislocation
shoulder flash
shoulder fractures
shoulder girdle
shoulder girdles
shoulder holster
shoulder impingement syndrome
shoulder in
shoulder joint
shoulder joints

Literary usage of Shoulder bone

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

1. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"A fragment of a broken shoulder-bone, said to have belonged to San Lorenzo, had been found in Italy, the corresponding portion of which had long been the ..."

2. Tuscan Cities by William Dean Howells (1885)
"In St. Catherine at Naples are a shoulder-bone and a finger; in other churches there are a piece of an arm and a rib; in San Bartolomeo at Salerno there is ..."

3. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"Drawing (of the actual size of the original) of a flat carving in shoulder- bone, of a horse's head, showing twisted rope-bridle and trappings, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence: With So Much of Anatomy by Joseph Chitty (1836)
"1 and 2, ante, 54, correctly describe the scapula, clavicle, shoulder bone and joint. Each clavicle is nearly six inches long, and round in the centre, ..."

5. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"... The blade bone or shoulder bone. Hence, a piece of beef cut from the shoulder with a part of this bone, is called the spaw-piece. ..."

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