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Webster 1913 Edition


Scapula

Scap′u-la

(skăp′ū̍-lȧ)
,
Noun.
;
pl. L.
Scapulae
(#)
, E.
Scapulas
(#)
.
[L.]
1.
(Anat.)
The principal bone of the shoulder girdle in mammals; the shoulder blade.
2.
(Zool.)
One of the plates from which the arms of a crinoid arise.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scapula

SCAP'ULA

,
Noun.
[L.] The shoulder blade.

Definition 2022


scapula

scapula

See also: scapular and scapulă

English

Noun

scapula (plural scapulas or scapulae)

  1. (anatomy) Either of the two large, flat, bones forming the back of the shoulder.

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Latin

Etymology

Late Latin scapula "shoulder" from Classical Latin scapulae "shoulders". Perhaps akin to Greek σκάπτω "I dig out", perhaps referring to prehistoric use of large animals' scapulae as shovels.

Pronunciation

Noun

scapula f (genitive scapulae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) A shoulder

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Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scapula scapulae
genitive scapulae scapulārum
dative scapulae scapulīs
accusative scapulam scapulās
ablative scapulā scapulīs
vocative scapula scapulae

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