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Anatomical neck

Other Terms: Collum anatomicum (Humerus), Collum anatomicum humeri

Description

This is a slight constriction adjoining the edge of the humeral head. It serves as the attachment site for the glenohumeral capsular ligament.

Etymology

The term neck refers to a narrow region of bone that supports a larger boney projection. The Latin term for neck is collum.

Latin

Collum anatomicum humeri

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