Definition of humerus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhjuːmərəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhjuːmərəs//
(pl. humeri
BrE BrE//ˈhjuːməraɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhjuːməraɪ//
(anatomy) Skeleton and muscles
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the large bone in the top part of the arm between the shoulder and the elbow See related entries: Skeleton and muscles Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin, ‘shoulder’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: humerus