Definition of humerus in English:

humerus

noun

Anatomy
  • 1The bone of the upper arm or forelimb, forming joints at the shoulder and the elbow.

    • ‘The other concomitant injuries were bilateral serial rib fractures and fractures of both clavicles, scapula, humerus, and pelvis.’
    • ‘The rotator cuff is made up of a ring of muscles and ligaments that joins the head of the humerus to the shoulder joint.’
    • ‘Fractures of the humerus, scapula and clavicle usually result from a direct blow or a fall onto an outstretched hand.’
    • ‘The elbow joint is formed by three bones; the humerus, radius, and ulna.’
    • ‘The humerus is the largest bone of the upper extremity.’
    1. 1.1Biology The structure forming the front basal corner of an insect's wing or wing case.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, shoulder.

Pronunciation:

humerus

/ˈhjuːm(ə)rəs/