adjective 1. situated beneath or on the deep surface of the scapula, as a muscle. noun 2. a subscapular muscle, artery, etc. adjective 1. (of a muscle or artery) situated beneath the scapula noun 2. any subscapular muscle or artery
- Subscapular artery
subscapular artery sub·scap·u·lar artery (sŭb-skāp’yə-lər) n. An artery with origin in the axillary artery, with branches to the circumflex scapular and thoracodorsal arteries, with distribution to the muscles of the shoulder and scapular region, and with anastomoses to the branches of the transverse cervical, suprascapular, lateral thoracic, and intercostal arteries.
- Subscapular muscle
subscapular muscle n. A muscle with origin from the subscapular fossa, with insertion into the humerus, with nerve supply from the upper and lower subscapular nerves from the fifth and sixth cervical nerves, and whose action rotates the arm medially.
- Subscapular nerve
subscapular nerve n. A branch of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus that supplies the subscapular muscle.