Definition of scapular in English:
adjectiveAnatomy & Zoology
Relating to the shoulder or shoulder blade.
- We routinely have throwers stretch their pectoralis minor muscle and strengthen the lower trapezius muscle and scapular retractor and protractor muscles.
- In the overhead thrower, the shoulder external rotator muscles, scapular retractor muscles, and protractor and depressor muscles are frequently isolated because of weakness.
- Some slips passing from the first and second ribs to the vertebral border of the scapula and supplied by the dorsal scapular nerve may be looked upon as belonging to the rhomboid sheet and therefore as variations of those muscles.
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1A short monastic cloak covering the shoulders.
- John stood at the foot of the Cross, and wiped the feet of Jesus with his scapular.
- In the spandrel above Saint George sits Saint Augustine, who appears as a hermit dressed in the habit of the Eremitani (also known as the Austin friars), wearing a scapular, his bishop's miter resting at his feet.
- She was buried in Mantua in the habit of a Franciscan tertiary, with the cord and the scapular, as the Modenese chronicler Lancellotti reports.
1.1A symbol of affiliation to an ecclesiastical order, consisting of two strips of cloth hanging down the breast and back and joined across the shoulders.
- At the age of six, I myself wore a tallith katan, or scapular, under my shirt, only mine was a scrap of green calico print, whereas theirs are white linen.
- Rather, Lickona provides a delightfully high-spirited and candid account of living Catholicism as though it were true, scapulars included.
- Here one would read The Furrow, The Capuchin Annual, The Messenger of the Sacred Heart, and one might wear the green scapular.
3 Ornithology A scapular feather.
- Both sexes have extensive gray stippling on long scapulars and upper wing coverts.
- Breeding adults were captured at their nest burrows, marked with United States Fish and Wildlife Service leg bands, and fitted with a depth recorder attached to the contour feathers between the scapulars with a cable tie.
- Unmistakable, each was dressed in splendid sooty-black breeding plumage complete with prominent white spotting on the mantle and scapulars and white eye-ring.
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