hu·​mer·​al | \ ˈhyü-mə-rəl How to pronounce humeral (audio) \

Definition of humeral

1 : of, relating to, or situated in the region of the humerus or shoulder
2 : of, relating to, or being a body part analogous to the humerus or shoulder

Other Words from humeral

humeral noun

Examples of humeral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The labrum is fibrous tissue that deepens the glenoid (socket) to help hold the humeral head (ball) in place. Profootballdoc,, 16 June 2017 A bone on the back side of his humerus was elevated two centimeters out of position, and the humeral head sagged out of its socket. Matt Giles, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of humeral

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Humeral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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hu·​mer·​al | \ ˈhyüm-(ə-)rəl How to pronounce humeral (audio) \

Medical Definition of humeral

: of, relating to, or situated in the region of the humerus or shoulder


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