from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or located in the region of the humerus or the shoulder.
  • adjective Relating to or being a body part analogous to the humerus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the humerus.
  • Of or pertaining to the upper arm or the shoulder.
  • In entomology, pertaining to, or situated on or near, a humerus or anterior corner of the thorax or wing-cover.
  • The exterior angle of a beetle's elytrum, adjoining the pronotum.
  • A bend in the anterior margin of the wing, near the base, found in certain insects.
  • noun Same as amice, 2.
  • noun The second joint, counting from the base, of the pedipalp of a spider. It is generally long and rather slender.
  • noun The clavicle; a large bone of the shoulder-girdle of fishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial.
  • adjective (R. C. Ch.) a long, narrow veil or scarf of the same material as the vestments, worn round the shoulders by the officiating priest or his attendant at Mass, and used to protect the sacred vessels from contact with the hands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or near the humerus or shoulder


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