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humerus

noun hu·mer·us \ˈhyü-mə-rəs\

medical : the long bone of the upper arm between the shoulder and the elbow

plural hu·meri \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\

Full Definition of HUMERUS

:  the long bone of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow

Origin of HUMERUS

Middle English, from Latin humerus, umerus upper arm, shoulder; akin to Gothic ams shoulder, Greek ōmos
First Known Use: 15th century

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HUMERI Defined for Kids

humerus

noun hu·mer·us \ˈhy-mə-rəs\
plural hu·meri \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\

Definition of HUMERUS for Kids

:  the long bone of the upper arm or forelimb that extends from the shoulder to the elbow
Medical Dictionary

humerus

noun hu·mer·us \ˈhyüm-(ə-)rəs\
plural hu·meri \ˈhyü-mə-ˌrī, -ˌrē\

Medical Definition of HUMERUS

:  the longest bone of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow, articulating above by a rounded head with the glenoid fossa, having below a broad articular surface divided by a ridge into a medial pulley-shaped portion and a lateral rounded eminence that articulate with the ulna and radius respectively, and providing various processes and modified surfaces for the attachment of muscles

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