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shoulder

1. (Science: anatomy) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with the shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and muscles about that joint.

2. The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; often used in the plural. Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders bore The gates of Azza. (milton) Adown her shoulders fell her length of hair. (Dryden)

3. That which supports or sustains; support. In thy shoulder do I build my seat. (Shak)

4. That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing. The north western shoulder of the mountain. (Sir W. Scott)

5. The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.

6. The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank.

7. An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc, as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber, the part of the top of a type which projects beyond the base of the raised character, etc. Shoulder belt, a belt that passes across the shoulder.

(Science: anatomy) Shoulder blade, a narrow strap worn on the shoulder of a commissioned officer, indicating, by a suitable device, the rank he holds in the service.

Origin: OE. Shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. Sculdor; akin to D. Schoulder, G. Schulter, OHG. Scultarra, Dan. Skulder, Sw. Skuldra.


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Re: Human or Animal

... could have come from anywhere. I can't quite understand why you say it looks human What bone do you think it is then? All mammals have hips and shoulder blades. To me it looks like part of a shoulder blade that is too thick to be human.

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:16 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human or Animal
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... muscles, but that's hard to do reliably. Your left pectoral may be working hard at lifts that, on your right side, are being aided more by arm and shoulder muscles. Or, you may actually be doing them differently, from slightly different positions. Yes, that sounds like a reasonable explanation. ...

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by teju85
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:24 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
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un even development of muscle

... muscles, but that's hard to do reliably. Your left pectoral may be working hard at lifts that, on your right side, are being aided more by arm and shoulder muscles. Or, you may actually be doing them differently, from slightly different positions.

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by Darby
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
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Exercises for better coordination/dexterity in lab?

... I pipette. This is in addition to my harmless but embarrassing problems with body awareness where I do things like catch the door frame with my shoulder as I walk through. The lab people have been great and understanding, and I love the work and am great on the concepts and maths, but I'm about ...

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by Rowan
Fri May 18, 2012 12:57 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Exercises for better coordination/dexterity in lab?
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... relaxing feeling has been happening since I was a child. For me, it almost always occurs when someone is looking at say a supply catalog over my shoulder with me or on the phone with me helping me find a product. I think everyone on here helped make the page-turning or paper sound connection. ...

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by AmyGdala
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:23 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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