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Bone: Supraspinatous fossa
Left scapula. Dorsal surface. ("Supra-spinatous" fossa visible at upper right.)
Latin fossa supraspinata
Gray's subject #50 203

The supraspinatous fossa (supraspinatus fossa, supraspinous fossa) of the scapula, smaller than the infraspinatous fossa, is concave, smooth, and broader at its vertebral than at its humeral end; its medial two-thirds give origin to the Supraspinatus.

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