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WSU A&P - 1 - The Scapula

Identifies all the different specific things about the scapula of the human body.
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Acromion Process
the part of the scapula on the posterior side which helps form the shoulder socket; larger of the two processes
Coracoid Process
the part of the scapula on the anterior side which helps form the shoulder socket; smaller of the two processes
Superior Border
the edge of the scapula on the superior side
Superior Angle
the curve on the top medial side of the scapula
Subscapular Fossa
a small shallow cavity on the main portion of the scapula on the anterior side
Body
the main portion of the scapula
Medial Border
the edge of the scapula on the medial side
Lateral Border
the edge of the scapula on the lateral side
Inferior Angle
the curve formed at the bottom of the scapula
Inferior Border
the edge of the scapula on the inferior side, is quite small
Supraspinous Fossa
the superior fossa created by the spine of the scapula
Infraspinous Fossa
the inferior fossa created by the spine of the scapula
Spine
the projection from the scapula which forms two separated fossa on the posterior side of the scapula
Glenoid Cavity
the small grooved area on the lateral superior side of the scapula and articulates with the humerus