1. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
Synonyms: mandibular_fossa
Related terms: pit temporal_bone
2. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
Synonyms: glenoid_cavity
Related terms: pit scapula
Similar spelling:   glenoid_cavity