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top section of the sternum

jugular notch/sternal notch

dip in the manubrium

sternal angle

angle of the between the manubrium & the body of the sternum

body of the sternum

main long section of the sternum

xiphoid process

bottom tip of the sternum


long, skinny bone, connects sternum to the scapula

superior angle

top, medial edge of the scapula

inferior angle

bottom tip of the scapula


tip of the shoulder, most visible on a posterior view

coracoid process

anterior to the acromion, looks like a bird's head

medial/vertebral border

medial edge of the scapula

lateral/axillary border

lateral edge of the scapula


ridge along posterior side of the scapula

supraspinous fossa

concave area above the spine of the scapula

infraspinous fossa

concave area below the spine of the scapula

subscapular fossa

anterior face of the scapula

glenoid fossa/cavity

shoulder joint

supraglenoid tubercle

notch above the glenoid fossa

infraglenoid tubercle

notch below the glenoid fossa

greater tubercle

superior tubercle near head of the humerus

lesser tubercle

inferior tubercle near head of the humerus


top of the humerus, fits in the glenoid fossa

anatomical neck

section around the head of the humerus

surgical neck

skinny part of the humerus, below the head

bicipital groove/intertubercular groove

groove between the greater & lesser tubercles

deltoid tuberosity

V-shaped bump on the lateral humerus

radial groove

groove located on the posterior surface of the humerus

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