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humerus

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noun hu·mer·us \ˈhyü-mə-rəs\

Simple Definition of humerus

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of humerus

plural

humeri

play \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\
  1. :  the long bone of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow

Origin and Etymology of humerus

Middle English, from Latin humerus, umerus upper arm, shoulder; akin to Gothic ams shoulder, Greek ōmos


First Known Use: 15th century


HUMERUS Defined for Kids

humerus

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noun hu·mer·us \ˈhyu̇-mə-rəs\

Definition of humerus for Students

plural

humeri

\-ˌrī, -ˌrē\
  1. :  the long bone of the upper arm or forelimb that extends from the shoulder to the elbow




Medical Dictionary

humerus

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noun hu·mer·us \ˈhyüm-(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of humerus

plural

humeri

\ˈhyü-mə-ˌrī, -ˌrē\play play
  1. :  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 cavity, 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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