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tubercle

(to͞o`bərkyo͞ol') [Lat.,=little swelling], small, usually solid, nodule or prominence. In anatomy the term is applied to natural prominences in certain muscles, to nerve nuclei of the central nervous system, and to eminences on bones, especially in regions where muscles (through tendons) or bones (through ligaments) are attached. In dentistry tubercle refers to the cusp of a tooth. In pathology it describes small morbid growths, particularly the lesions of tuberculosistuberculosis
(TB), contagious, wasting disease caused by any of several mycobacteria. The most common form of the disease is tuberculosis of the lungs (pulmonary consumption, or phthisis), but the intestines, bones and joints, the skin, and the genitourinary, lymphatic, and
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. In botany it applies to the nodules on the roots or leaves of plants. In entomology the term is used for a compound or supplementary eye and for the nodules on the bodies of certain insects.

tubercle

[′tü·bər·kəl]
(biology)
A small knoblike prominence.
(metallurgy)
A mound of corrosive products on the surface of a metal that is subjected to local corrosive attack.

tubercle

1. any small rounded nodule or elevation, esp on the skin, on a bone, or on a plant
2. any small rounded pathological lesion of the tissues, esp one characteristic of tuberculosis
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SNW, suprascapular notch width; SND, suprascapular notch depth; TS-SN, distance between the supraglenoid tubercle and deepest point of the suprascapular notch AL; acromion length; A-CP, distance between the acromion and coracoid process; USA, upper scapular angle; LSA; lower scapular angle.
prospectively evaluated arthroscopically to quantify the dimensions of the labrum and articular cartilage on the supraglenoid tubercle. Harzmann et al To define the Group A: 20 (2003) incidence, location cadaveric shoulder and depth of the specimens, average sublabral recess of 84 years at time of the labrum in a death; Group B: 11 sample of cadavers cadaveric shoulder specimens.
The long head of the biceps attaches to both the superior glenoid labrum and supraglenoid tubercle (located approximately five millimeters medial to the superior rim of the glenoid at the twelve o'clock position).
* Length of glenoid cavity (superior-inferior glenoid diameter): maximum distance between most inferior point on glenoid margin to supraglenoid tubercle.
the supraglenoid tubercle, acromial angle, anterior tip of the inferior surface of acromion and coracoid processes (Sperner, 1995; Standring) (Fig.