humerus [ hyoo-mer- uh s , or, often yoo-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural hu·mer·i . [ hyoo-m uh-rahy, , or, often yoo-] /ˈhyu məˌraɪ, , ˈyu-/ or, often . Anatomy the long bone in the arm of humans extending from the shoulder to the elbow. . Zoology a corresponding bone, structure, or region in the forelimbs of other animals or in the wings of birds or insects. Origin of humerus 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ( h)umerus shoulder; cognate with Greek ômos, Gothic ams, Sanskrit ámsas
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Examples from the Web for humerus Historical Examples of humerus British Dictionary definitions for humerus noun plural -meri ( -məˌraɪ) the bone that extends from the shoulder to the elbow the corresponding bone in other vertebrates Word Origin for humerus
C17: from Latin
umerus; related to Gothic ams shoulder, Greek ōmos
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Word Origin and History for humerus n.
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").
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n. pl. hu•mer•i ( -mə-rī′) The long bone of the arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow.
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Plural humeri ( hyōō) ′mər-ī′ The bone of the upper arm or the upper portion of the foreleg. See more at skeleton.
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