In the human anatomy, the scapula is a triangular shaped bone connecting with the humerus at the shoulder joint. The scapula sit just beneath the clavicle and make up the posterior of the human shoulder--the shoulder blade.

Scap"u*la (?), n.; pl. L. Scapulae (#), E. Scapuolas (#). [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.

 

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