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upper arm

the part of the arm between the shoulder and the elbow.
Origin of upper arm
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Lay your left forearm on a table; grasp with the right hand the mass of flesh on the front of the upper arm.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • A large muscle of the upper arm, so called because it has two heads or origins.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
  • The valve-rod of the upper valve terminated in a notch or hook, which engaged with the upper arm of its rock-shaft.

  • Some howled, with their sleeves rolled up, to exhibit the upper arm.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
  • But here the proportions of the wing are reversed, for the upper arm bone is of great length, while the hand is relatively short.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • One bolt caught her in the leg, the other transfixed her upper arm.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • However, there are three muscles of the upper arm which may here be named: the triceps, the brachialis anticus, and the biceps.

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