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anterior surface of scapula


Definition: the concave anteromedial surface of the scapula; it is largely covered by the subscapularis muscle and its tendinous insertions, and overlies ribs 2 through 7 and their muscles and fasciae, with which it forms the scapulothoracic “articulation.”

Synonym(s): costal surface of scapulaTA, facies costalis (anterior) scapulaeTA

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