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 21 On the Scapuli

Cartilage of the base

Besides these epiphyses, there is also attached to the base a certain soft cartilage [c. hyalina] of the type by which ends of bones that are unattached to another bone are accustomed to grow. In humans, however, this cartilage is much shorter and smaller than in sheep, cattle, and other animals 26 whose scapulae lie more upon the sides of the thorax than, as in man, on the posterior of the thorax next to the vertebrae. This is how the first side or base of the scapula is arranged; the two remaining sides are different from each other.



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 21 On the Scapuli