HyperDic: glenoid_fossa

English > 2 senses of the expression glenoid fossa:
NOUNbodyglenoid fossa, mandibular fossaa deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
bodyglenoid fossa, glenoid cavitythe concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
English > glenoid fossa: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible.
Synonymmandibular fossa
Part oftemporal bone, os temporaleA thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
Broaderpit, fossaA concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
Catalanmandibular fossa
English > glenoid fossa: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint.
Synonymglenoid cavity
Part ofscapula, shoulder blade, shoulder boneEither of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
Broaderpit, fossaA concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

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