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humeral

[hyoo-mer-uh l or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mər əl or, often, ˈyu-/
adjective
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the humerus or brachium.
2.
of or relating to the shoulder.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin (h)umer(us) humerus + -al1; compare Late Latin (h)umerāle shoulder covering, cape
Related forms
posthumeral, adjective
subhumeral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for posthumeral

humeral

/ˈhjuːmərəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the humerus
2.
of or near the shoulder
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Word Origin and History for posthumeral

humeral

adj.

1610s; see humerus + -al (1).

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posthumeral in Medicine

humeral hu·mer·al (hyōō'mər-əl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the humerus or the shoulder.

  2. Relating to or being a body part analogous to the humerus.

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