humerus


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humerus

long bone of the upper arm: She broke her humerus.
Not to be confused with:
humorous – marked by humor; funny, witty: She always says something humorous.

hu·mer·us

 (hyo͞o′mər-əs)
n. pl. hu·mer·i (-mə-rī′)
The long bone of the arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow.

[Latin, upper arm.]

humerus

(ˈhjuːmərəs)
n, pl -meri (-məˌraɪ)
1. (Anatomy) the bone that extends from the shoulder to the elbow
2. (Zoology) the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
[C17: from Latin umerus; related to Gothic ams shoulder, Greek ōmos]

hu•mer•us

(ˈhyu mər əs; often ˈyu-)

n., pl. -mer•i (-məˌraɪ)
1. the long upper bone of the vertebrate arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin (h)umerus shoulder; c. Greek ômos, Gothic ams, Skt ámsas]

hu·mer·us

(hyo͞o′mər-əs)
The bone of the upper arm or the upper portion of the foreleg. See more at skeleton.

humerus

The upper arm bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humerus - bone extending from the shoulder to the elbowhumerus - bone extending from the shoulder to the elbow
deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity - a bump on the outside of the humerus where the deltoid muscle attaches
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
arm bone - a bone in the arm
Translations

humerus

[ˈhjuːmərəs] N (humeri (pl)) [ˈhjuːməraɪ]húmero m

humerus

humerus

[ˈhjuːmərəs] nomero

hu·mer·us

n. L. húmero, hueso largo del brazo.

humerus

n (pl -ri) húmero
References in classic literature ?
'Tis very ill done, I am conscious, to expose messieurs the sergeants of the watch to the liability of cudgelling beneath this cassock the humerus of a Pythagorean philosopher.
ENPNewswire-August 8, 2019--Karolinska Institutet: Non-operative treatment of displaced proximal humerus fractures yields corresponding results to surgery and can save costs.
FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Functional results may be the same for operative and nonoperative treatment of displaced two-part proximal humerus fractures in patients over 60 years of age, according to a study published online July 18 in PLOS Medicine.
Along the proximal portion, RNI can result from fracture of the humerus, blunt or penetrating trauma, compression or ischaemia, and rarely from tumours.1-3 The treatment can be conservative or surgical, depending upon the nature of the inciting event and site as well as severity of the injury.
In what part of the body are the humerus, radius and ulna found?
Because the complete results of this study will not be available until all the DNA testing has been completed, this article is primarily a discussion of the parameters of the study and interobserver variability in pair-matching, useful morphology for pair-matching the humerus, and the current status of the results.
In the present study, in humerus single nutrient foramen had a higher percentage {78%} compared to that of double {22%}.
Abstract: To compare the bending strength of a locking plate (LP), nonlocking plate (NLP), and an external skeletal fixator intramedullary pin (ESF-IM) tie-in fixation applied by a dorsal approach in an avian humerus fracture model, 5 left humeri obtained from pigeon (Columba livia) cadavers were randomly assigned to each repair technique (n= 15).
* The humerus (upper arm bone) runs from the shoulder to the elbow.
Proximal humerus fractures are among the most common orthopedic trauma injuries, accounting for 4% to 5% of all fractures.