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Noun: glenoid fossa
  1. A deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
    - mandibular fossa
  2. The concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
    - glenoid cavity

Type of: fossa, pit

Part of: os temporale, scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone, temporal bone

Encyclopedia: Glenoid fossa