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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Escápula

Scapula (SKA-pyoo-luh)
One of a pair of triangular bones at the back of the shoulder. The scapula connects the collarbone with the upper arm bone. Also called shoulder blade.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.