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shoulder joint

shoulder joint in Medicine

shoulder joint n.
A ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and the glenoid cavity of the scapula.

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  • Sever the forelegs at shoulder joint (see Fig. 14), using care not to cut through skin.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • A large rifle ball had penetrated and crushed the shoulder joint.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride
  • A fall from horseback, a carriage, or a bicycle may result in a dislocation of the shoulder joint.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The pencil flash, mercifully, still rested in a fold of his shoulder joint fabric.

    Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing
  • And gazed down at the long bright scratch in the heavy metal that covered his shoulder joint.

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • Its strong belly originates near the shoulder joint from clavicle, coracoid and scapula.

  • The freest motion is at the shoulder joint, where the round head of one bone fits into the shallow cup of another.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • At shoulder joint turn wire back sharply and at hip ball turn wire in at right angles.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • At the end of a week my shoulder was operated on, and three inches of the humerus taken out from the shoulder joint down.

  • My right arm was sound, but the left one was broken at the shoulder joint, and on that side it was pulling on the cords and meat.

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