infraspinous fossa

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infraspinous fossa

[¦in·frə′spī·nəs ′fäs·ə]
(anatomy)
The recess on the posterior surface of the scapula occupied by the infraspinatus muscle.
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The prominent scapular spine (spina scapulae) divides the lateral surface into a smaller, smooth and elongated supraspinous fossa (fossa supraspinata) and a larger concave infraspinous fossa (fossa infraspinata) accompanies the most of the triangle.