scapular Unabridged


2 [skap-yuh-ler]
Ecclesiastical. a loose, sleeveless monastic garment, hanging from the shoulders.
two small pieces of woolen cloth, joined by strings passing over the shoulders, worn under the ordinary clothing as a badge of affiliation with a religious order, a token of devotion, etc.
Anatomy, Zoology, scapula.
Ornithology. one of the scapular feathers.

1475–85; < Medieval Latin scapulāre, noun use of neuter of scapulāris (adj.). See scapular1 Unabridged
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scapular (ˈskæpjʊlə)
1.  anatomy of or relating to the scapula
2.  part of the monastic habit worn by members of many Christian, esp Roman Catholic, religious orders, consisting of a piece of woollen cloth worn over the shoulders, and hanging down in front and behind to the ankles
3.  two small rectangular pieces of woollen cloth joined by tapes passing over the shoulders and worn under secular clothes in token of affiliation to a religious order
4.  any of the small feathers that are attached to the humerus of a bird and lie along the shoulder

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scapular scap·u·lar (skāp'yə-lər) or scap·u·lar·y (-lěr'ē)
Of or relating to the shoulder or scapula.

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