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glenoid

[glee-noid] /ˈgli nɔɪd/
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
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek glēnoeid(ḗs), equivalent to glḗn(ē) pupil, eyeball + -oeidēs -oid
Related forms
subglenoid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subglenoid

glenoid

/ˈɡliːnɔɪd/
adjective (anatomy)
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
Word Origin
C18: from Greek glēnoeidēs, from glēnē socket of a joint
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subglenoid in Medicine

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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