glenoid

[glee-noid]
adjective Anatomy.
1.
shallow or slightly cupped, as the articular cavities of the scapula and the temporal bone.
2.
pertaining to such a cavity.

Origin:
1700–10; < Greek glēnoeid(ḗs), equivalent to glḗn(ē) pupil, eyeball + -oeidēs -oid

subglenoid, adjective
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glenoid (ˈɡliːnɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  resembling or having a shallow cavity
2.  denoting the cavity in the shoulder blade into which the head of the upper arm bone fits
 
[C18: from Greek glēnoeidēs, from glēnē socket of a joint]

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glenoid gle·noid (glē'noid', glěn'oid')
adj.
Relating to the articular depression of the scapula entering into the formation of the shoulder joint.

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It begins above at the lower margin of the glenoid cavity, and inclines obliquely downward and backward to the inferior angle.
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