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Glh/nh or glenoid depression

The form of depression that is only lightly and superficially hollowed out is called glh/nh, I conjecture, from the eye socket. 60 It takes such a form that you would not know whether it admits one bone or enters another, no differently than if two flat, planed roof timbers were placed against each other. The glh/nh would resemble a flattened head which I think was originally called a ko/ndulon. Depressions such as this occur on the tarsal bones where they meet the metatarsals [facies articularis metatarsalis] (p, p, p in the foot illustration). Likewise, the places on the navicular bone where it receives the bones of the tarsus are of this type, and several of the carpal bones (M, L, and K in figure 6, Chapter 25) to which the metacarpals are articulated. Those scarcely hollowed depressions occur 61 also in the first vertebra [atlas] of the neck, where it admits the low capitula of the second [axis]. I do not say these things because I wish to prevent certain cavities (which though they clearly present the shape of a depression are still not very deeply impressed) from being called glh/nai also. I would not want to enter into a dispute whether the depressions [facies articularis superior] of the tibia in which the lower heads [condylus medialis, c. lateralis] of the femur fit deserve the name kotu/lh or glh/nh. Still, if we conscientiously separate the types of articulation, we will most justifiably call a visible depression kotu/lh, and glh/nh a depression so unclear that we are unsure whether it should truly be counted as such.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified