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shoulder joint Syllabification: shoul·der joint
Pronunciation: /ˈSHōldər joint/

Definition of shoulder joint in English:


The joint connecting an upper limb or forelimb to the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint in which the head of the humerus fits into the socket of the scapula.
Example sentences
  • In this position, the rear deltoid muscle is stretched around the shoulder joint.
  • The rotator cuff is made up of a ring of muscles and ligaments that joins the head of the humerus to the shoulder joint.
  • My doctor injected it with cortisone several times and said the shoulder joint should be replaced.
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