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humerus

[hyoo-mer-uh s or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mər əs or, often, ˈyu-/
noun, plural humeri
[hyoo-muh-rahy or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu məˌraɪ or, often, ˈyu-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the long bone in the arm of humans extending from the shoulder to the elbow.
2.
3.
Zoology. a corresponding bone, structure, or region in the forelimbs of other animals or in the wings of birds or insects.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin (h)umerus shoulder; cognate with Greek ômos, Gothic ams, Sanskrit ámsas
Can be confused
humerus, humorous (see synonym study at humorous)
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British Dictionary definitions for humeri

humerus

/ˈhjuːmərəs/
noun (pl) -meri (-məˌraɪ)
1.
the bone that extends from the shoulder to the elbow
2.
the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
Word Origin
C17: from Latin umerus; related to Gothic ams shoulder, Greek ōmos
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Word Origin and History for humeri

humerus

n.

1706, "bone of the upper arm," originally (14c.) "shoulder," a misspelled borrowing of Latin umerus "shoulder," from PIE *om(e)so- (cf. Sanskrit amsah, Greek omos, Old Norse ass, Gothic ams "shoulder").

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humeri in Medicine

humerus hu·mer·us (hyōō'mər-əs)
n. pl. hu·mer·i (-mə-rī')
The long bone of the arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow.

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humeri in Science
humerus
  (hy'mər-əs)   
Plural humeri (hy'mər-ī')
The bone of the upper arm or the upper portion of the foreleg. See more at skeleton.
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Encyclopedia Article for humeri

humerus

long bone of the upper limb or forelimb of land vertebrates that forms the shoulder joint above, where it articulates with a lateral depression of the shoulder blade (glenoid cavity of scapula), and the elbow joint below, where it articulates with projections of the ulna and the radius

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