from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the humerus or shoulder

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. Same as amice, 2.
  • n. The second joint, counting from the base, of the pedipalp of a spider. It is generally long and rather slender.
  • n. The clavicle; a large bone of the shoulder-girdle of fishes.


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