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acromion

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n. an oblong process at the top of the spine of the scapula, part of which articulates with the clavicle (collar bone) to form the acromioclavicular joint. —acromialnull...

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biceps

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A two-headed muscle. See also biceps brachii, biceps femoris.

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clavicle

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In many vertebrates, a bone on the ventral side of the shoulder girdle. In humans it is commonly called the collar bone.

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coracoid

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In the shoulder girdle of vertebrates, a bone on the ventral side extending from the scapula to the glenoid cavity. In mammals other than Monotremata it is reduced to a small process of the...

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coracoid process

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A beak-like projection of the shoulder blade that acts as the origin for the biceps brachii and the coracobrachialis muscles, and as an insertion for the pectoralis minor.

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glenohumeral joint

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The shoulder joint: a synovial, multiaxial, ball-and-socket joint in which the head of the humerus articulates with the glenoid cavity of the scapula joint stability is sacrificed for...

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glenoid cavity

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(glenoid fossa) the socket of the shoulder joint: the pear-shaped cavity at the top of the scapula into which the head of the humerus fits.

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humerus

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The long bone of the upper arm of tetrapod vertebrates. It articulates with the scapula (shoulder blade) at the glenoid cavity and with the ulna and radius (via a condyle) at the elbow.

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pectoral girdle

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The bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates to which the anterior limbs (pectoral fins, forelegs, or arms) are attached. In mammals it consists of two dorsal scapulae (shoulder...

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primate

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Any member of the order Primates, including humans, anthropoid apes, monkeys, lorises, and lemurs. [From Latin primates plural of primas principal, from primus first]

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