Scapula: The shoulder blade (or "wingbone"), the familiar flat triangular bone at the back of the shoulder.
The word "scapula" (with the accent on the first syllable) is Latin. The Romans always employed the plural "scapulae", the shoulder blades. Because the shoulder blade resembles the blade of a trowel (a small shovel), the word "scapula" is thought to have come from the Greek "skaptein" meaning "to dig."
The term "subscapular" means under (sub) the scapula. The subscapularis muscle originates beneath the scapula. This muscle moves the arm by turning it inward (internal rotation). The subscapularis muscle tendon is part of the rotator cuff.
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In anatomy, the scapula, omo (Medical Latin), or shoulder blade, is the bone. that connects the humerus (upper arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone).
In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). The scapula forms the posterior part of the ...
Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. II. Osteology. 6a. 2. The Scapula (Shoulder Blade)