American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The long bone of the arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy: The bone of the upper arm, extending from the shoulder-joint to the elbow-joint. In all the higher vertebrates it is a single bone, usually of much greater length than thickness, and more or less cylindrical, but in a few cases short and stout and very irregular. It articulates above with the scapula, or scapula and coracoid, by a convex head; below by its condyles with the bones of the forearm. It is remarkably slender and cylindrical in man, and still more so in bats. See cut under
- n. The proscapula of fishes: so called by Cuvier and his followers.
- n. The mesocoracoid of fishes: so designated by Owen and others.
- n. The shoulder or upper arm and associated parts.
- n. In entomology: The femur of the fore leg; the brachium.
- n. The subcostal or sub-marginal vein of the fore wing of certain hymenopters.
- n. The front corner of the thoracic region seen from above; the shoulder: this may be the prothorax, as in Coleoptera, or the mesothorax, as in Diptera.
- n. anatomy The bone of the upper arm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb.
- n. The part of the limb containing the humerus; the brachium.
- n. bone extending from the shoulder to the elbow
- From Late Latin humerus, from umerus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin, upper arm. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The anatomical neck of the humerus presses against the anterior edge of the glenoid, and there is frequently an _indentation fracture of the head of the humerus_ where the two bones come into contact (F.M. Caird).”
“P. conybeari, based on caudal vertebrae, chevrons and a large and gracile humerus, is a basal titanosauriform, perhaps a brachiosaurid.”
“The humerus is the big bone that runs from the elbow up to the shoulder.”
“_Fractures of the humerus_ of every variety were common, and I think when the statistics of the campaign are published, it will be shown that the humerus was the most frequently injured individual bone in the whole body.”
“The outer aspect of the head of the humerus is a common situation for the production of a special form of broken canal or groove (fig. 53).”
“The humerus is the strongest bone of the upper extremity.”
“Yes, a fractured humerus, which isn't as funny as it sounds.”
“The first bone is called the humerus, and is the largest and strongest bone of the wing, extending from the shoulder to the elbow.”
“In young subjects, infective processes result chiefly from extension of disease from the upper epiphysial junction of the humerus, which is partly included within the limits of the synovial cavity.”
“The ribs are all right now, but the humerus is a longer affair.”
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