Definition of scapula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskæpjʊlə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskæpjʊlə//
(pl. scapulae
BrE BrE//ˈskæpjʊliː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskæpjʊliː//
, scapulas)
(anatomy) Skeleton and muscles
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the shoulder blade See related entries: Skeleton and muscles Word Origin late 16th cent.: from late Latin, singular of Latin scapulae ‘shoulder blades’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scapula