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posterior surface of scapula


Definition: the outer aspect of the body of the scapula, subdivided by the prominent spine of the scapula into a smaller supraspinous fossa and a larger infraspinous fossa.

Synonym(s): facies posterior scapulaeTA, dorsal surface of scapula, facies dorsalis scapulae

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