Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "humerus" []

  • The long bone of the arm or forelimb, extending from the shoulder to the elbow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "humerus" in a sentence
  • "The anatomical neck of the humerus presses against the anterior edge of the glenoid, and there is frequently an _indentation fracture of the head of the humerus_ where the two bones come into contact (F.M. Caird)."
  • "P. conybeari, based on caudal vertebrae, chevrons and a large and gracile humerus, is a basal titanosauriform, perhaps a brachiosaurid."
  • "The humerus is the big bone that runs from the elbow up to the shoulder."