[skap-yuh-loh-hyoo-mer-uh l or, often, -yoo-]

adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or involving the scapula and humerus.

Nearby words

  1. scapulectomy,
  2. scapulimancy,
  3. scapulo-,
  4. scapuloclavicular,
  5. scapulocostal syndrome,
  6. scapulopexy,
  7. scapus,
  8. scar,
  9. scar carcinoma,
  10. scar tissue

Origin of scapulohumeral

First recorded in 1830–40; scapulo- + humeral Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scapulohumeral

  • Immobility of the scapulohumeral joint is noticeable when one attempts to passively move the parts.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
  • According to Moller, luxation is generally due to excessive flexion of the scapulohumeral joint.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix

Medicine definitions for scapulohumeral




Of, characterizing, or affecting the scapula and the humerus.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.