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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: shol'der


  1. The lateral portion of the scapular region, where the scapula joins with the clavicle and humerus and is covered by the rounded mass of the deltoid muscle.
  2. In dentistry, the ledge formed by the junction of the gingival and axial walls in extracoronal restorative preparations.

[A.S. sculder]

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