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Bone: Glenoid cavity
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Glenoid fossa of right side.
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Left scapula. Lateral view.
Latin cavitas glenoidalis
Gray's subject #50 207

On the lateral angle of the scapula is a shallow pyriform, articular surface, the glenoid cavity (or glenoid fossa of scapula from Greek: gléne, "socket"), which is directed lateralward and forward and articulates with the head of the humerus; it is broader below than above and its vertical diameter is the longest.

The cavity surface is covered with cartilage in the fresh state; and its margins, slightly raised, give attachment to a fibrocartilaginous structure, the glenoid labrum, which deepens the cavity.

Anterior view of left Scapula showing Glenoid cavity "2"

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.

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