Definition of Humerus

1. Noun. Bone extending from the shoulder to the elbow.

Terms within: Deltoid Eminence, Deltoid Tuberosity
Group relationships: Arm
Generic synonyms: Arm Bone

Definition of Humerus

1. n. The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb.

Definition of Humerus

1. Noun. (anatomy) The bone of the upper arm. ¹

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Definition of Humerus

1. the large bone of the upper arm [n -MERI]

Medical Definition of Humerus

1. Origin: L. The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb. The part of the limb containing the humerus; the brachium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humerus

humeral artery
humeral articulation
humeral head
humeral veil
humeroradial articulation
humeroradial joint
humeroulnar head of flexor digitorum superficialis muscle
humeroulnar joint
humerus (current term)
humic acid
humic acids
humic shale
humic substance

Literary usage of Humerus

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1838)
"The arm was fixed in a direction downwards, outwards, and slightly forwards, so that the line of the humerus proceeded in a direction nearly parallel with ..."

2. The Order Microsauria by Robert Lynn Carroll, Pamela Gaskill (1978)
"The humerus of Tuditanus is basically similar, but too poorly ossified in the only specimen where this bone is preserved for detailed comparison. ..."

3. A Treatise on Dislocations and Fractures of the Joints by Astley Cooper, Bransby Blake Cooper (1851)
"The nerves, with the artery and vein, were forced from their natural situation to the sternal side of the head of the humerus, which made considerable ..."

4. The Treatment of fractures: With Notes Upon a Few Common Dislocations by Charles Locke Scudder (1915)
"The growth of the shaft of the humerus in length proceeds largely from the ... It has been thought by many that an arrest of growth of the humerus will ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"On a Large humerus from the East Brak River, South Africa, indicating a New Order ... 36250, which the author regards as a right humerus. It is 32 cm. long. ..."

6. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"A cross-section of the humerus through then- two ridges would be quite rectangular in outline. There is a noticeable ridge on the inner posterior aspect of ..."

7. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1863)
"The forearm ought also to be placed in a sling, with the elbow thrown a little back of the centre of the body, so as to direct the head of the humerus ..."

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