humerus

noun hu·mer·us \ ˈhyü-mə-rəs \

Definition of humerus

plural humeri play \ˈhyü-mə-ˌrī, -ˌrē\
: the long bone of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow

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Origin and Etymology of humerus

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


HUMERUS Defined for English Language Learners

humerus

noun

Definition of humerus for English Language Learners

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


HUMERUS Defined for Kids

humerus

noun hu·mer·us \ ˈhyu̇-mə-rəs \

Definition of humerus for Students

plural humeri \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\
: 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 \

medical Definition of humerus

plural humeri play \ˈhyü-mə-ˌrī, -ˌrē\
: 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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