Scapular Definition

skăpyə-lər
scapulary
noun
A sleeveless outer garment falling from the shoulders, worn as part of a monk's habit.
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Two small pieces of cloth joined by strings, worn on the chest and back, under the clothes, by some Roman Catholics as a token of religious devotion or as a badge of some order.
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A feather growing from a bird's scapular region.
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A bandage passed over the shoulder to support it or to keep another bandage in place.
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Synonyms:
adjective
Of the shoulder, scapula, or scapulae.
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Other Word Forms of Scapular

Noun

Singular:
scapular
Plural:
scapulars

Origin of Scapular

  • Middle English scapulare from Late Latin scapulāre from neuter of scapulāris pertaining to the shoulders or scapulae from scapula shoulder scapula

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin scapulāre, from Latin scapula (“shoulder"). Compare scapulary.

    From Wiktionary

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