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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
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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.
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The humerus or the arm bone being the longest and strongest bone of the upper limb and presents with two expanded ends- upper and lower ends and an intervening shaft which is cylindrical in shape.
Movement of the head of the humerus under a certain load on scapula was used as an index of shoulder joint stability.
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Supracondylar fractures of the humerus account for 3% of all pediatric fractures, making them the most common elbow fractures in children (1-3).
Indications for the use of partial shoulder prosthesis are dislocated four part fractures and multi-part and four-part fractures-dislocations, impressive fractures of the humeral head (including involvement of more than 40% of the articular surface) and "head splitting" fractures of humerus [3].
Fractures of distal humerus in adults are often challenging in operative treatment.
Background: Humerus fractures constitute about 3 to 5% of all fractures of which majority can be managed by traditional care but some of them will need surgery.
Looking at the over 35,000 slices of CT scans the researchers created, Kappelman noticed unusual fractures in Lucy's right humerus - the bone that runs from the shoulder to the elbow.
1) These injuries include fractures of the radius, ulna, and humerus, of which distal radius fractures are the most common.