[ hyoo-mer-uh l or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mər əl or, often, ˈyu- /


Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the humerus or brachium.
of or relating to the shoulder.

Origin of humeral

1605–15; < Latin (h)umer(us) humerus + -al1; compare Late Latin (h)umerāle shoulder covering, cape

Related forms

post·hu·mer·al, adjectivesub·hu·mer·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for humeral


/ (ˈhjuːmərəl) /


anatomy of or relating to the humerus
of or near the shoulder
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Medicine definitions for humeral


[ hyōōmər-əl ]


Of, relating to, or located in the region of the humerus or the shoulder.
Relating to or being a body part analogous to the humerus.
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