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Adjective, Noun


scapulara. [Cf. F. scapulaire. Cf. Scapulary.].
     Of or pertaining to the scapula or the shoulder.  [1913 Webster]
Scapular arch (Anat.), the pectoral arch. See under pectoral. -- Scapular region, or Scapular tract (Zoöl.), a definite longitudinal area over the shoulder and along each side of the back of a bird, from which the scapular feathers arise.
     One of a special group of feathers which arise from each of the scapular regions and lie along the sides of the back.  [1913 Webster]
scapularn. [F. scapulaire, LL. scapularium, scapulare, fr. L. scapula shoulder blade.].
  •  A loose sleeveless vestment falling in front and behind, worn by certain religious orders and devout persons.  Addis & Arnold.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A bandage passing over the shoulder to support it, or to retain another bandage in place.  [1913 Webster]


scapular, adj. & n.
--adj. of or relating to the shoulder or shoulder-blade.
1 a a monastic short cloak covering the shoulders. b a symbol of affiliation to an ecclesiastical order, consisting of two strips of cloth hanging down the breast and back and joined across the shoulders.
2 a bandage for or over the shoulders.
3 a scapular feather.

scapular feather a feather growing near the insertion of the wing.
(adj.) f. SCAPULA: (n.) f. LL scapulare (as SCAPULA)

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