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spine of scapula


Definition: the prominent triangular ridge on the dorsal aspect of the scapula, providing attachment for the trapezius and deltoid muscles and separating the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae; the acromion is a lateral extension from the spine.

Synonym(s): spina scapulaeTA

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