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Anatomical cavity for the proximal articular surface of the proximal limb or fin element with the scapulocoracoid or equivalent structure. [ PHENOSCAPE:ad ]

Synonyms: cavitus glenoidalis cavitas glenoidalis scapulae glenoid cavity glenoid cavity of scapula glenoid facet

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information



latin term
cavitas glenoidalis scapulae [ FMA:TA FMA:23275 ]

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: part_of scapular area (AAO:0000935)[AAO]

depicted by


external definition

Cavity for the articulation of the forelimb formed by the scapula, coracoid, and clavicle.[AAO]

external ontology notes

FMA also has classes for the bony parts around the cavity - these may be more useful than the cavity term itself

has related synonym

cavitas glenoidalis

glenoid cavity



taxon notes

The glenoid fossa can be associated with the metapterygium in sarcopterygians, or either the meso- or propterygium in basal gnathostomes such as Chondrichthyans