humerus definition

  • noun:
    • The long bone of the supply or forelimb, expanding through the shoulder towards the elbow.
    • The bone associated with upper supply.
    • The bone tissue for the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb.
    • The part of the limb containing the humerus; the brachium.
    • In anatomy: The bone of upper supply, expanding from the shoulder-joint on elbow-joint.
    • The proscapula of fishes: so named by Cuvier and his supporters.
    • The mesocoracoid of fishes: so designated by Owen as well as others.
    • The shoulder or top supply and associated parts.
    • In entomology: The femur of this fore leg; the brachium.
    • The subcostal or sub-marginal vein for the fore wing of certain hymenopters.
    • the leading corner of this thoracic area seen from overhead; the shoulder: this may be the prothorax, such as Coleoptera, and/or mesothorax, as with Diptera.
    • bone expanding from the neck toward shoulder

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