scap|u|lar «SKAP yuh luhr», adjective, noun.
of the shoulder or shoulder blade.
1. a loose, sleeveless garment hanging from the shoulders, worn by members of certain religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church: »

the girdle, scapular, and white veil betokening Sister Laurentia's official reception into the thirteen-centuries-old Order of St. Benedict (Atlantic).

2. two small pieces of cloth joined by string passed over the shoulders, worn under the ordinary clothing by Roman Catholics as a mark of religious devotion: »

He hastily muttered a Hail Mary to the Blessed Virgin, asking her protection, and promising always to…wear her scapular (James T. Farrell).

3. a bird's feather growing in the shoulder region where the wing joins the body.
4. a bandage that goes over the shoulder.
5. = scapula. (Cf.scapula)
[< New Latin scapularis < Late Latin scapul scapular, tippet < scapula shoulder, scapula]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • in|ter|scap|u|lar — «IHN tuhr SKAP yuh luhr», adjective. Anatomy. situated between the shoulder blades …   Useful english dictionary

  • ster|no|scap|u|lar — «STUR noh SKAP yuh luhr», adjective. of or having to do with the sternum and the scapula: »a sternoscapular muscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • sub|scap|u|lar — «suhb SKAP yuh luhr», adjective, noun. –adj. beneath, or on the anterior surface of, the scapula: »a subscapular gland or artery. –n. a subscapular muscle, artery, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lar — acap·su·lar; acel·lu·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia; acic·u·lar; ac·i·no·tu·bu·lar; ad·mi·nic·u·lar; ad·u·lar·ia; ae·dic·u·lar; afla·gel·lar; aglo·mer·u·lar; agui·lar·ite; ali·vin·cu·lar; al·lar·gan·do; al·ve·o·lar·i·form; am·phi·sty·lar; …   English syllables

  • scapular — scap·u·lar …   English syllables

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  • u — acid·u·lent; ac·u·ate; an·ti·co·ag·u·lant; an·ti·di·u·ret·ic; ap·pen·dic·u·lar·ia; ap·pen·dic·u·lar·i·an; ar·tic·u·lar; ar·tic·u·late; at·ten·u·ate; at·trib·u·tive; au·ric·u·la; au·ric·u·lar; au·ric·u·lar·ia; bin·oc·u·lar; brot·u·lid;… …   English syllables

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