Meaning of scapular


Pronunciation: (skap'yu-lur), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the shoulders or the scapula or scapulae.


Pronunciation: (skap'yu-lur), [key]
— n.
  1. a loose, sleeveless monastic garment, hanging from the shoulders.
  2. two small pieces of woolen cloth, joined by strings passing over the shoulders, worn under the ordinary clothing as a badge of affiliation with a religious order, a token of devotion, etc.
  3. scapula.
  4. one of the scapular feathers. See illus. under
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