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The Glenoid fossa is so called when is not surrounded by the Glenoid labrum (which increases its depth and also increases the surface of contact with the head of the humerus). In a specimen (or in a human body) the glenoid labrum is present, therefore the Glenoid fossa is called Glenoid cavity (deeper). Basically the difference is in the presence of the glenoid labrum... not really the same thing.

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Q: What is the Difference between glenoid fossa and glenoid cavity?
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