(a) What is the scapula?
(b) What are its parts?
When referring to the body's anatomy in reference to other body parts it is important to start at the anatomical position because it is a set point of reference. The anatomical position is a person standing, facing forward, arms hanging by their sides, hands facing forward, and feet shoulder-width apart. Some common anatomical terms include superior (above), inferior (below), fossa (a shallow or hallow depression), process (a projection off of a major structure), and tubercle (a rounded point of a bone).
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a) The scapula is more commonly known as the shoulder blade. It is a triangle-shaped flag bone that connects the humerus and the clavicle to the body....
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fromChapter 17 / Lesson 31
What is a scapula, and where is the scapula located? Learn about scapula anatomy, scapula features, and structures like the superior border of the scapula.