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Glenoid fossa   Listen
Glenoid fossa

noun
1.
A deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible.  Synonym: mandibular fossa.
2.
The concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint.  Synonym: glenoid cavity.






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Words linked to "Glenoid fossa" :   temporal bone, scapula, pit, shoulder blade, os temporale, fossa, shoulder bone



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