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glenohumeral joint


Definition: a ball-and-socket synovial joint between the head of the humerus and the glenoid cavity of the scapula.

Synonym(s): articulatio humeriTA, articulatio glenohumeralis, shoulder joint, glenohumeral articulation, humeral articulation

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