noun, plural hu·mer·i [hyoo-muh-rahy, or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu məˌraɪ, or, often, ˈyu-/. Anatomy.
Origin of humerus
Examples from the Web for humeri
The distance between the heads of the two humeri is practically the same as the distance between the femora.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting|William T. Hornaday
The relics discovered consist of the brain cap, two femori, two humeri, and other fragments.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
The humeri are also bones with strong muscular crests, and the ulnæ are smooth and long.Notes on the Fenland|T. McKenny Huges
In thirteen others, the humeri only were hollow, and among these were several Birds of short flight.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.|John Timbs
Messrs. Newton and Gadow describe this species from four metatarsi, three tibiae, and two humeri.Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild
British Dictionary definitions for humeri
noun plural -meri (-məˌraɪ)
Word Origin for humerus
Word Origin and History for humeri
1706, "bone of the upper arm," originally (14c.) "shoulder," a misspelled borrowing of Latin umerus "shoulder," from PIE *om(e)so- (cf. Sanskrit amsah, Greek omos, Old Norse ass, Gothic ams "shoulder").