Definition of supraspinatus in English:

supraspinatus

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • Also "supraspinatus muscle". A muscle arising from the supraspinous fossa of the scapula and inserted into the greater tuberosity of the humerus, assisting in abduction of the arm.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Helkiah Crooke (1576–1648), physician and anatomist. From post-classical Latin supraspinatus from classical Latin suprā- + spīna + -ātus.

Pronunciation

supraspinatus

/ˌsuːprəspʌɪˈneɪtəs/ /ˌsjuːprəspʌɪˈneɪtəs/