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.
- noun The clavicle; a large bone of the shoulder-girdle of fishes.
- 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
- noun The second joint, counting from the base, of the pedipalp of a spider. It is generally long and rather slender.
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
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Bones in this bird and its relatives show clear evidence of a heat-conserving structure known as a humeral arterial plexus.
A key adaptation that helped modern penguins to invade the cold waters of Antarctica within the last 16 million years is the so-called humeral arterial plexus, a network of blood vessels that limits heat loss through the wings.
The Sacrament is carried by the deacon under a humeral veil; two of the acolytes carry candles on either side of the deacon.
Walking immediately before the Priest as he holds the Chalice under the humeral veil, two acolytes take turns incensing the Blessed Sacrament.
Immediately before the priest, who holds the chalice under the humeral veil, two acolytes take turns incensing the Blessed Sacrament.
Researchers removed the entire humeral head -- the ball part of ball-and-socket shoulder joints -- from rabbits used as test subjects and then implanted the scaffolds to grow a biological replacement for the missing piece.
The ornament which the bishop is wearing above the chasuble is the rationale, an episcopal humeral, a counterpart of the pallium, and like it worn over the chasuble.
Then he dons a humeral veil, while the deacon ascends the altar, and brings him the Chalice with the large Host closed inside it.
Even the part where the paper was going along where my humeral head fits into the glenoid fossa — uh, that's a ball and socket joint.
After four months, a new cartilage surface for the humeral head had grown in place, with no complications or adverse effects, the researchers reported.