noun, plural hu·mer·i [hyoo-muh-rahy, or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu məˌraɪ, or, often, ˈyu-/. Anatomy.
- humeral veil,
- humic acid,
Origin of humerus
Examples from the Web for humerus
Three weeks later the humerus was united; the fracture was evidently the result of passing contact, and not of direct impact.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
The humerus was about 12 inches long; all the bones were in small pieces.Archeological Investigations|Gerard Fowke
Femur and humerus not bent upon lower leg and fore-arm in a position of rest.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
The head of the humerus in the human body projects above the tuberosities.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
The missile lies behind the head of the humerus, under conditions similar to the cases shown in plates 83 and 84.Gunshot Roentgenograms|Clyde S. Ford
noun plural -meri (-məˌraɪ)
Word Origin for humerus
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").